OAKLAND -- The Violence Prevention Initiative is hosting Sustaining & Practicing Peace conference 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

There will be presentations and workshops for community members, activists, peace builders and practitioners to participate as problem solvers.

The conference will be held at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. For more information, visit www.peraltapreventingviolence.org. The suggested donation is $15-$50.