People of the District: Ron Kraybill

People of the District interviews peace builder, exerciser, musician, and writer Ron Kraybill.


Friday January 15, 2021
7:30 PM
Free (donations appreciated)

Facebook Live:

Come see DC differently through the eyes of a fascinating local resident in this interview and improv exploration of life in DC. First we interview a special guest about their life, their vocation and passions, and what makes DC special to them. Then we improvise a fun and freewheeling montage of scenes inspired by our interview. Produced by Erick Acuña, People of the District  has a rotating cast for each show.

Cast: Carly Kraybill, Tomilayo Komolafe, Jamie Linder, Nora Dell, Jack Gardner, Steve Raetzman, Erick Acuña



Ron Kraybill in his own words:
I am the 5th of 7 children, born to a Mennonite farming family in Pennsylvania.  We had no TV, and the first movie I ever saw in a theater was “Love Bug” when I was 16.   Our potato rows were half a mile long – that’s a looong row to hoe!
My work is peacebuilding, and I earned my spurs mediating in church fights.   After that, I went into international political mediation but that always seemed pretty easy by comparison.

I lived in South Africa, where I was an advisor to the peace process.  One day when I was out walking the Queen of England drove past and waved at us – I kid you not, she was visiting from England!

Today I spend my days riding herd on my twin 12 year old sons, and training conflict resolution trainers.  Stuff I do for fun – a lot of walking, playing the hammered dulcimer, and singing when no one else is around (late night).