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Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)
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Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)

The Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) operates as a nonprofit umbrella for affiliated & fiscally sponsored groups, all of which work to build peace,empower youth, and create a cultural shift towards compassion, nonviolence, civility, and sustainability in Tucson and beyond. COPA provides 501(c)(3) coverage for these groups to build the synergy of working cooperatively with other organizations. COPA currently has four affiliated programs and four fiscally sponsored groups.

COPA welcomes groups who need nonprofit coverage and don't wish to go it alone. DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED!

FOR INFO (call or text): 520-490-1165 (Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa) or 520-991-6781 (Ann Yellott). Check us out on any of our Facebook pages for updated pictures and announcements: FaceBook iconCulture of Peace Alliance, FaceBook iconNonviolence Legacy Project, FaceBook iconYouth and Peace and FaceBook iconCommunity Conversations


A nonviolent society of individuals, organizations and institutions that have peace, justice, and sustainability as their organizing principles.


To promote peace, justice and sustainability by creating and supporting peace-inspiring projects and events that model cooperative decision-making, alliance-building resource-sharing, youth leadership, and the use of nonviolent strategies.


To provide, promote, and share best practices, skills and research in order to create a society based on a sustainable and just peace now and for generations to come. To increase respect, awareness and compassionate discourse among and between people and communities. To connect individuals and organizations and together create a sustainable culture of peace.