Events of Note

    Community Screenings
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6:30pm at the Orlando Museum of Art – special screening of “Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry”, the riveting documentary about the Chinese dissident artist. Come early to enjoy a cash bar serving beer and wine – and conversation – from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8pm at The Abbey 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando – special screening of “Inspired: Voices Against Prop 8″ Enjoy a drink and see this favorite film from the 2012 GPFF.

    Saturday, September 14, 2013, Special Screening at Markham Woods Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 505 Markham Woods Road, Longwood, FL 32779 at 8pm. Equinox Documentaries, the Center for Earth Judisprudence, Friends of the Wekiva River, the Interfaith Council of Central Florida and GPFF present an evening of three short documentaries about the environment: “The Rights of Nature,” “The Carr Family Cabin: Celebrating a Forgotten Place in the Florida Scrub” and “A Portal into the Timeless Wisdom of Archie Carr”. Filmmakers Bill Belleville and Bob Giguere will answer questions about making the films and the environmental issues addressed. For more details, contact

    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Christ Church Unity, 771 W. Holden Ave., Orlando, at 7pm special screening of “Project Happiness”

Community Groups & Organization

Please use these listings to learn about local organizations in  Central Florida. Get involved! Get active! Make a difference!


Phone: (407) 619-1520
Contact: Samir Gupte

American Red Cross of Central Florida

Phone: (407) 894-4141

Amnesty International

P. O. Box 149383
Orlando, FL 32814-9383
Phone: (407) 841-3900
Coordinator: Will Thompson

Arab American Community Center

7041 Grand National Drive
Suite 231
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: (407) 352-4572


656 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: (321) 231-5857
Contact: Tony Coolidge

Awakening Arts & Culture

5350 East Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: (407) 273-4079
Nelson Betancourt, Executive Director

Back to Nature Wildlife

18515 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32820
Phone: (407) 568-5138
Contact: Debbie Helsel

Campus Peace Action, University of Central Florida (CPA)

Phone: (321) 662-3929

Center For Peace

1021 North Goldenrod Road
Orlando, Florida 32807
Phone: (407) 273-8363

Coalition for the Homeless

639 West Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 426-1250
Usha Tewari, Volunteer Coordinator (407) 849-2754


Phone: (407) 719-4479

Dhamra Drum Mountain Buddist Association (DDMBA)

Phone: (407) 671-6250
Contact: Chih Ho

Earth Awareness

1395 Bayshore Dr.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: (321) 784-0830

EarthEcho International
Philippe Cousteau, President

ECO-Action, The Green Initiative

Phone: (407) 695-5050
Contact: Beth Hollenbeck

Farmworker Association of Florida

815 South Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703
Phone: (407) 886-5151
Fax: (407) 884-6644

Federation of Congregations United to Serve (FOCUS)

Phone: (407) 924-0085
Peter Philips, Executive Director

Florida Audubon Society Center for Birds of Prey

1101 Audubon Way
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 644-0190
Contact: Jerry Highlander

Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice

P.O. Box 336
Graham, FL 32042
Phone: (352) 468-3295
State Coordinator: Bob Tancig

Florida Friends of Seeds of Peace

Florida School of Herbal Studies

Phone: (407) 595-3731
Director: Emily Ruff

Friends of Forthspring

Friends of the Wekiva
Jay Exum, President

Give Kids the World

210 South Bass Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 396-1114
Contact: Caroline Schumacher

Global Hope Network International

1277 North Semoran Blvd. Suite106
Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 207-3256
Contact: Mary Johnston at (407) 927-9772

Habitat for Humanity

1940 Traylor Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 648- 4567 Ext. 210
Fax: (407) 648-4450
Contacts: Prue Lewis; Larry Davis, Director

Hands on Orlando!

199 E. Welborne Avenue #201
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 740-8652

Health Care Center for the Homeless

234 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: (407) 428-5751 Ext. 331

HOPE Team Exts. 319 & 320

Contacts: Dick McGee/Ayme Smith Ext. 331
Bakari F. Burns, CEO Ext. 238

Hindu Society of Central Florida

1994 Lake Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: (407) 699-5277

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, Inc.

851 North Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 628-0555

Islamic Society Of Central Florida

1586 North Goldenrod Road
Orlando, Florida 32807
Phone: (407) 273-8363

Jewish Community Center

Maitland Campus
851 No. Maitland Avenue
(corner of Maitland Ave. and Maitland Blvd.)
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 645-5933

South Orlando Campus

11200 Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32836
Phone: (407) 239-7411

Jobs with Justice

7001 Lake Ellenor Dr. Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 492-0168

Latino Leadership

301 Thalia Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 249-9100
Marytza Sanz, Executive Director

League of Conservation Voters

Phone: (850) 222-0592

Lighthouse Central Florida

215 East New Hampshire Street
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 898-2483
Contact: Mary Kimbrall


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Mickey Bright Griffin:

Mills 50 District

911 N Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Olive Trees Foundation For Peace

3013 Cullen Lake Shore Dr.
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone : (407) 855-2060

One Campaign


8297 Champions Gate Blvd, Ste 127
Champions Gate, FL 33896
Phone: (407) 460-7276
Contact: Jadeine Shives, Founding Chair

Orange County Regional History Center

65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-8500
Toll free: (800) 965-2030

PeaceJam Florida

Phone: (407) 695-4469

Respect-for-Life, Inc.


Save the Manatee Club, Inc.

500 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 539-0990
Toll Free: (800) 432-JOIN

Second Harvest Food Bank

2008 Brengle Avenue
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 296-0873
Contact: David Krepcho, Director

Sierra Club Florida Chapter Office

319 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 915-0580

Sikh Society of Central Florida

2527 W. State Route 426
Oviedo, FL32765.
Phone: 407-366-3136
Contact: Jasbir Bhatia

Simple Living Institute Inc.

Phone: (407) 228-0721

Ten Thousand Villages

346 N. Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 644-6484


Veterans for Peace

Phone: (386) 255-7441
Co-Chair: Philip C. Restino

Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture

511 West South Street,
Orlando 32801
Phone: (407) 245-7535

Wings of Peace International

116 Avery Lake Drive
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Phone: (407) 971-6412

DISCLAIMER: The list above of organizations, links and contacts is provided by the Festival for convenience of reference only, and no endorsement or validation is implied. Our intention is to encourage people to get involved in local activities that promote peace. Always satisfy your own curiosities concerning the effectiveness of an organization’s record of accomplishments. Please note that this is not a complete listing of local groups.

(Of course the above disclaimer was written by a lawyer for legal purposes…!)