Andy Balzo

 Andy Balzo was the founder of the MT Diablo Peace Center. Dave H. Comment

2009-06-03 Walnut Creek peace center founder Baltzo dies at 89 https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2009/06/03/walnut-creek-peace-center-founder-baltzo-dies-at-89/

Andrew Jean “Andy” Baltzo Obituary https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85227650/andrew-jean-baltzo

The Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center was founded in 1969 by Andy Baltzo and Arne Westerback. It was first housed in a tiny residence on Sharpe Avenue in Walnut Creek, simply known as the “Peace Center.” Initially started for the purpose of counseling draft resisters in the escalating war in Indochina, the Center quickly developed into a focal point in the community where East Bay residents found a voice against the war. Programs included counseling on avoiding the draft, venues for educational programs and forums/lectures concentrating on the goal of ending the war. A newsletter was developed and the first “Peace Gazette” was published that year and continues today. https://ourpeacecenter.org/about/

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