The Paul Engle Association for Community Arts, PEACA, continually strives to connect our community as we work to cultivate creativity. Our board members and volunteers are wholly committed to inspiring all our neighbors to interact, create, discover, express, explore, and broaden their cultural and artistic talents within the especially important framework of racial and social justice*.
We realize that we are part of a society where Black and Brown people continue to be blighted by structural racism, lack of opportunity, and direct violence. We see you! We want you to know you are valued. We want you to know you are not hurting alone, and that we and others are hurting with you. We stand with you in your protest as people who deserve all fundamental rights, dignity, and equal justice!
We passionately believe we ALL need to address the horrifying and unjust inequities in our neighborhood, city, state, and country. To promote justice and equality while combating systemic oppression and racism in our world, our organization is unceasingly looking for ways that we can help to influence and accelerate real change in our community and beyond.
We are committed to providing opportunities for all that support individual and collective artistry as we encourage our community to come together through self-expression.
*To us, the term "racial justice" means equal and fair treatment for all races. It means having policies, beliefs, practices, attitudes, and actions that promote equal opportunity and treatment for people of all races. The term "social justice" is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights, and opportunities.