Thank You Redondo Beach Chamber Chairman Circle Partners:

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6/27/2019 Chamber of Commerce
Woman of the Year


Dr. Vicki Radel

Dr. Vicki Radel:

  • Redondo Beach resident since 1969
  • Dedicated her life to the Gandhi principle of

THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS”

  • Conflict Resolution & Anger Management Private Practice (Ph.D. Graduate UCLA)
  • Holds positions in the these community Peace oriented organizations: PeaceNow; Mama Hill’s Help; People for Community Improvement; Mediators Beyond Borders; So. Coast Interfaith Council; Rotary Club of Redondo Beach Community Foundation of Rotary Cub Redondo Beach.
  • Member of Rotary Club of Redondo Beach since 1989: 1st female President 1994-95
  • District Governor LA Rotary International 2000-01, 2nd Female District Governor.
  • So Bay Woman of the Year 2001
  • LA County Humanitarian of the Year 2014
  • Rotary International “Champion of Peace” 2018 Nominee.
  • Created numerous local and international programs to address disparity.
  • Convened Anti-Violence Forum at CSUDH
  • Founded “Shoot Cameras NOT Guns”   
  • Holds post Graduate Certificates in “Non-Violence Studies” from Harvard and the Metta Center.
  • 2017-18 Co-Founded “Peace Conversation Facilitators” certificate training program to teach lay people how to conduct conversations on delicate topics in the community to create Good Will and Better Understanding among those with whom you might disagree. Those sensitive discussions include: Human Trafficking; Immigration; Community Tribalism; Is Religion a Pathway or an Obstacle to Peace?; Erase Hate and Foster Acceptance in the LBGTQ Community; Forgiveness and several others.
  • Honors the dignity of all people and sincerely believes that “there is nothing that you can’t talk about if you do it with respect and allow all voices to be heard.”
  • Has worked with Desmond Tutu and Dalai Lama in separate by invitation only peace-building small groups.
  • Led a group meditation for World Peace in a presentation with the Dalai Lama.
  • Escorted 8 separate groups of teens on Peace Missions to Hiroshima, Japan. Then learned to speak Japanese as a gesture of reconciliation and friendship.