Monica Curca, the +Peace Director and chief cultural and narrative strategist is a cultural organizer, peacebuilder, designer, and facilitator, leveraging the power of narrative change and cultural strategies to create communities where everyone belongs. Monica brings creativity, passion, experience, and tenacity to her work knowing that durable peace is to create conditions and culture that can hold peace. Monica, sees herself primarily as a cultural peace organizer. Monica has been recognized for her work and dedication to the field of peacebuilding as the winner of the 2019 Human Rights Educator O’Brien Award, Seeds of Peace 2019 “Gather Fellow,” Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster ‘Spirit in Action’ Awardee and a finalist for the Peace Direct: Tomorrow's Peacebuilders Awards for 2018. Monica holds two master’s degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy in Management at Brandeis University, in International Development and Conflict and Coexistence.
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