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Colleen Mills is the president and founding member of the Citizens for Peace, a nonprofit, grassroots group whose “mission is to be responsive community leaders centered on learning, educating and facilitating the practices and principles of non-violence in our world. We encourage the empowerment of an active citizenry and the passage of the Department of Peace legislation currently before the House of Representatives.” The group came together for the first time at a conference to organize Michigan’s Campaign for a Department of Peace in the fall of 2003. Colleen had just retired after teaching in Detroit for 35 years, and the group suggested she take on the role of leader. For the last seven and a half years, Citizens for Peace has reached out to the public with the focus on creating a culture of peace.