Urban Peace Movement’s Nicole Lee featured in

latest installment of Steps Toward Peace series!




“For me, it’s about the deep pride I have in Oakland,” Lee said of her 20 years of work in the field. “Oakland has a fighting spirit. I love this city so deeply, and, to me, the young people represent the hope for Oakland.”


Read the full article here: http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_27351324/steps-toward-peace-oaklands-tradition-fighting-youth-violence




The Urban Peace Movement Mission:

The mission of UPM is to transform the culture and conditions that lead to urban violence.  We build the leadership of communities hit hardest by street violence through fostering non-traditional leaders who are the key to ending this crisis.  Through community organizing, youth leadership development, and “culture change” events,  UPM empowers young people to overcome internalized oppression and work towards Justice and Social Transformation.


We do this through:

  • transformational leadership work;
  • events to “Silence The Violence”;
  • helping young people spread the message of urban peace.