Hosted by Northwest Vista College, the San Antonio Peace Center will celebrate the 18th Annual Blessing of the Peacemakers on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Palmetto Center for the Arts Theater. This event will honor the 2023 San Antonio Peace Laureates and founders of the San Antonio Peace Center: Rosalyn Falcón Collier, Ann E. Helmke and Susan Ives.
The Blessing of the Peacemakers is a multi-faith ceremony featuring music, inclusive and innovative rituals, and inspirational speakers that honors all of the peacemakers in San Antonio. The event marks the beginning of the United Nations 64-day Season for Nonviolence.
The Blessing will also serve as the unveiling for the Compassionate USA campaign, which was recently announced, Jan. 18, by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC.
Created by the Alamo Colleges District, the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Peace Center at NVC, Compassionate USA is a people-centered campaign committed to promoting compassion, community healing, and well-being.
The campaign includes a six- part compassionate skills course, paired with videos and a community toolkit designed to develop a foundational skills and practices that reduces suffering and increases well-being and resilience. Official launch date will be June 2023. A video trailer of Compassionate USA will be shown at the Blessing.
The community can attend virtually or in person by reservation at this link:

Northwest Vista College – Alamo Colleges District opened in 1995 with 12 students and is now one of the largest college institutions in

San Antonio. Students pursue associate degrees and certificates, as well as transfer to four-year institutions. Located in Westover Hills, Northwest Vista College’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community

18th Annual Blessing of the Peacemakers

Northwest Vista College – Palmetto Center for the Arts Theater

3535 North Ellison Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251

Sunday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.