Educating, Motivating, and MobilizingSince 1960

Staff & Board

Aramenta Hawkins, Executive Director

Aramenta HawkinsAramenta is an experienced community and campaign coordinator with a passion for racial and social justice, and a successful track record of working for nonprofit organizations. She was raised in Southern California, where she was involved in creating outreach programs for the inner city youth of Los Angeles through her family’s nonprofit organization, Sports Spectacular. Later, she attended Chico State, received a BA in Communications and worked as a coordinator for several local grassroots organizations, such as Frack-Free Butte County.

Board of Directors

Emily Alma
Chris Hayashida-Knight, Treasurer
Izeck Hempseed, President
Ann Polivka

Stephen Tchudi is the editor of the Peaceful Action Newsletter and part of the Center's media team.  He is a former professor of English at Northwestern, Michigan State, and the University of Nevada, Reno and lives in Yankee Hill with his family members on Turkeytail Farm.

Cathy Webster
Charles Withuhn
Margot Zook, Secretary

Advisors to the Board

Jim Anderson
Chuck Greenwood
Bill Helmer
Sue Hilderbrand
Diane Suzuki-Brobeck

Seeking Board Members

Do you have some spare time, good communication skills, and a strong commitment to peace and justice? Join our Board of Directors!

More info

Chico Peace & Justice Center | 526 Broadway, Chico, CA 95928 | 530-893-9078 |