The 2017 Peace Calendar is Here!

    Secure your calendar today: supplies are limited!

    2017 Peace Calendar

    NOTE: This gift is no longer available from NationofChange. Please check out our more recent BookClub picks here!

    There are very few things that we get more excited about each year at NationofChange than the release of the new year’s Peace Calendar. This year’s calendar is simply amazing, and it makes an exceptional gift for yourself or a progressive loved one.

    You can secure your copy of this coveted calendar here by donating $30 to NationofChange or by creating a monthly donation subscription to NationofChange of $15 or more.

    Each page of the calendar features a different inspiring image and story:


    Photo Courtesy of The McDonnell Family (c)2008

    Peace at the Summit

    A World Peace Flag is unfurled atop K2 by Pemba Gyalje Sherpa and Gerard McDonnell in 2008. “We should not limit our expressions of love and compassion to our family and friends…Compassion is the necessary business of every part of the human community.” The Dalai Lama


    Gene Pendon acrylic

    Bree Newsome: Nonviolence in Action

    African American History Month

    In the wake of the racist massacre of African American churchgoers in Charleston, SC, Bree Newsome and fellow activists organized to take down the Confederate battle flag which had flown at the capitol in Columbia, SC since 1962. Gene Pendon’s art captures the dramatic June 27, 2015 moment.


    Megan Smith, digital art, Repeal Hyde Art Project (c)2016

    Reproductive Justice

    Women’s History Month

    Taking a broad human rights perspective, reproductive justice establishes a new framework for addressing barriers to reproductive health. Megan Smith’s Repeal Hyde Art Project spells it out. The project raises awareness about the Hyde Amendment, which blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortions.


    Ricardo Levins Morales, scratchboard, ink and watercolor

    Environmental Justice

    Ricardo Levins Morales offers empowerment in this tribute to frontline communities standing up to protect the health of their communities and the Earth itself. A just and sustainable future demands we prioritize the planet over profit!


    Photo courtesy of FIST
    Photo courtesy of FIST

    Domestic Workers Rising

    May Day/Labor Month

    This beautiful photograph celebrates the creative collective action that has gained labor protections for some of the 53 million domestic workers across the world. In the US, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has built a powerful movement, winning reforms state by state for domestic workers and their families.


    Roan Boucher, digital art
    Roan Boucher, digital art

    Pride, Activism, Liberation

    Gay Pride Month

    Even as we recognize the importance of access to fundamental civil rights, Roan Boucher’s “Queers Demand” series reminds us that radical queer and trans activists have always rejected inclusion as a primary goal, choosing instead to fight to transform oppressive social systems.


    Poonam Whabi/Design Action Collective, digital art
    Poonam Whabi/Design Action Collective, digital art

    Ain’t No Border High Enough

    Design Active Collective’s poster, designed for the #Not1More anti-deportation campaign, affirms the transformative grace of the monarch butterfly, and the dignity and resilience of those who migrate. May we work for a world where all find safety in their homelands.


    (c)2015 Sonia Sanchez, Josh Sarantitis, Parris Stancell, poet and muralism
    (c)2015 Sonia Sanchez, Josh Sarantitis, Parris Stancell, poet and muralism

    Peace is a Haiku Song

    Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities in a collaborative process to create art that transforms urban spaces and lives. In this project, lead artist Josh Sarantitis and poet Sonia Sanchez worked with the power of haiku to express serenity and beauty.


    Photograph from Capital Roots (c)2016
    Photograph from Capital Roots (c)2016

    Fresh Food is a Human Right

    Latin American/Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15)

    Started in 1975 with one garden, Capital Roots (Albany, NY) now has more than 50 community gardens in New York’s Capital District. They embody a vision made real: nourishing healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for thousands of elderly, disabled and low-income folks.


    Innosanto Nagara/Design Action Collective, digital art (c)2016
    Innosanto Nagara/Design Action Collective, digital art (c)2016

    Grace Lee Boggs

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Innosanto Nagara’s tribute to a leader in the civil rights, black power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements honors a life lived in love and struggle. Grace, a revered leader of Detroit’s progressive movement, died October 5, 2015 at the age of 100.


    Photos courtesy of Walking With Our Sisters, Artists' names below moccasin uppers (vamps)
    Photos courtesy of Walking With Our Sisters, Artists’ names below moccasin uppers (vamps)

    Walk with Our Sisters

    Native American Heritage Month

    From May 2012 to July 2013 people across North America gathered in small groups to lovingly create over 1,760 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops). Each pair commemorates the life of a missing or murdered Indigenous woman. Support efforts to end the violence against Native women and children. (a detail is shown)


    Jess X Chen, gouache on paper (c)2015
    Jess X Chen, gouache on paper (c)2015

    Freedom’s Hummingbird

    The migratory journey of the hummingbird is an ancient cycle that outlives every border drawn by nation-states. Jess X. Chen’s intriguing artwork imagines the migrant justice movement as a living community that breathes, soars and imagines together.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to start the new year right. Get your Peace Calendar today and support NationofChange, a nonprofit organization that works 365 days a year to report and take action on the progressive issues that matter to you.


    If you liked this article, please donate $5 to keep NationofChange online through November.

    Previous articleToxic Politics Versus Better Economics
    Next articleLearning to Claim Our Victories
    The Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) is a corporation founded on July 17, 1982 to further "a culture that honors diversity and celebrates community; that inspires and nurtures justice, equality and freedom; that respects our fragile Earth and all its beings; that encourages and supports all forms of creative expression."