On this year’s International Day of Peace, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (GVCP) will be honoring our very own Kate Alexander, Director of Policy and Outreach, with the Genesee Valley Peacemaker Award at their 45th Anniversary Celebration. 

If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to meet Kate yet, below is a little more about her: 

Kate Alexander is a peace advocate and researcher with 12 years experience in community organizing. Her previous work experience includes community organizing with Planned Parenthood in Arizona, war crimes research and assistance in a genocide trial in Bosnia, community peace-building work in Northern Uganda, and writing reports for United Nations bodies on women’s rights violations in Syria and Iraq. She is committed to the leadership of diverse, historically marginalized voices in peace advocacy and processes globally, to reshape their own communities post-conflict and challenge inequitable power structures that are the root causes of conflict. She is a frequent public speaker on women’s leadership for peace globally, nuclear abolition, U.S. defense spending and U.S. military strategy.

She is a graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in International and Global Studies and a minor in Legal Studies, and was the 2012 recipient of the David A. Alexander award for Social Consciousness and Activism at Brandeis University. Kate is currently pursuing her MPA with a focus in Humanitarian Policy and Gender and Public Policy at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

If you’re in the area, please join us in celebrating Kate and all of her outstanding work as a peace advocate and community organizer. Below are more details for the event: 

Genesee Valley 45th Anniversary Celebration

on the International Day of Peace

Thursday, September 20th at 4pm

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Geneseo 

This family-friendly event, will include music, collaborative games, a keynote speech by

Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, and the presentation of the Genesee Valley Peacemaker Award to Kate Alexander, Director of Policy and Outreach for Peace Action New York State

Here at Peace Action New York State, we are immensely proud of the work that Kate has accomplished, and hope that you will join us in congratulating her for this well-deserved honor.