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Phoenix Peace Builders  is dedicated to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a Nonviolent, just, and compassionate society where everyone can reach their highest potential. We are educators, consultants, and activists who work to overcome racism and other forms of violence.


Mark Klym is certified by the University of Rhode Island, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies as a Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and holds a Master of Public Administration degree. He has 20+ years experience in violence prevention programs and is a co-founder and co-director of the Phoenix Peace Builders. He enjoys working with several peace and justice organizations to promote the wisdom and strategies of Nonviolence through education, public events and activism.​

Mark Klym

Co-Founder, Educator, Consultant, Activist


hassan first got involved with the program in 2009. He initially got involved in Kingian Nonviolence, not to change the world, but to change himself. Now, Hassan has gained a Language and methodology to enact change and movement towards the Beloved Community.

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Advisor, Educator, Consultant, Activist




Annalisa Eustace holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Religion from Liberty University, Virginia. She is a certified biblical counselor, a minister of the gospel and a Ph. D candidate for International Psychology and a graduate of the Nonviolence Leadership Certificate Program

Annalisa Eustice,PhD Candidate

Educator, Minister, Therapist


Azul Navarrete-Valera is a pre-law student at the University of Arizona, is the current Co-President of the Tucson Native Youth Council and a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Program. As an Indigeneity and Kingian Nonviolence Educator and a member of the Indigenous/Chicanx people in Tucson, AZ, Azul’s passion is building unity and helping youth find their inner fire and to be leaders now. Azul is also a member of the all-female Latin Mariachi group, Las Azaleas.

Azul Navarrete- Valera

Educator, Pre-Law Student, Activist

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Dr. Albert Celoza has taught political science, global studies and world religions for the past thirty years for Phoenix College, Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has a master’s degree in theology and religious studies from the University of San Francisco and received his doctoral degree in politics from the Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Albert Celoza

Educator, Political Scientist, Model U.N. 


Our partners serve as our connection to the community. It is with and through them that we are able to host events, and workshops as well as offer services that help bring peace and love where they matter most.

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