Deanna Armbruster

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Deanna Armbruster

Deanna Armbruster is the Executive Director of Valley Bar Mediation Center in Los Angeles. VBMC is committed to educating the public about the benefits of mediation, and building community through mediation and peace building. Her work enhances understanding among diverse groups to manage problems and work toward lasting solutions.

Prior to joining VBMC, Ms. Armbruster served as the Executive Director of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, and the U.S. Director of the Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam World Peace College supporting the work of the “Oasis of Peace” community in Israel. Her work with the only community in Israel where Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians live, work and educate their children together focused on raising awareness, bridging differences and improving relations in Israel-Palestine through people-to-people, grassroots initiatives.

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Thousands protest of violence against women in the region

Wednesday 12 December 2018

On December 4th, tens of thousands of women participated in a general strike across the region to protest the Israeli government’s inaction towards gender-based violence.

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6,000 Israeli youth march in protest of Gaza border tensions

Friday 16 November 2018

“Let us grow up in peace” was the rallying cry from some 6,000 high-school students from Gaza border communities as they completed a five-day, 56 mile march to arrive at a protest rally in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem.

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Budo for Peace recognized at 2018 Peace and Sport Awards

Tuesday 13 November 2018

ALLMEP member organization Budo For Peace took home the Regional NGO of the Year award at the 2018 Peace and Sport awards ceremony.

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