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Arts and Peacebuilding
Explore and learn about the role and potential of the arts in peacebuilding. Hosted by Maria Paula Unigarro Alba and Theresa Grabinger. Participants: Prof. Michael Minch – Utah Valley University. Presents an academic perspective of the role of arts in peace building Lisenka Sedlacek – Actress and peace advisor. Talks about how she has been […]
The State’s Power of Police Brutality: Resistance and Pathways Forward for Peace Education
Resistance and Pathways Forward for Peace Education: On May 25, George Floyd was murdered by a police officer (with the complicity of three additional officers in real time) in Minneapolis. This murder triggered protests that were organized rapidly, and spread into large events with hundreds of thousands of participants, across the US—and the world. This […]
From structural violence to positive peace in times of Covid-19
Covid-19 has revealed the existence of structural violence in different contexts. With the extreme circumstances caused by the Pandemic it has become clear that many social structures prevent certain groups of people from meeting their basic needs. It is obvious the greater devastation it has had in the lives of people of color, and the […]
When Staying Home Is Not Safe
Listen to a conversation in which we will analyse the trends on lockdown-induced domestic violence around the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and propose alternatives on how to prevent violence and manage conflict at home considering the social distancing measures expected in the times to come.
Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school
To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write — we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help struggling, sometimes disruptive students
Building Community With Acts Of Kindness
By Peggy Sia This quick and easy lesson, Building Community, was designed to motivate and teach my students about mindful acts of kindness. It was a modified activity that was inspired by other teachers. Throughout my preparation and our countdown to the big day, I awaited with anticipation, for my students’ “big aha” moment. Unexpectedly, […]
Woodruff: A lesson of non-violence
This is a documentary that tells a powerful story of what one remarkable elementary school in Little Rock, Arkansas was doing to deal with violence. It is an amazing testament to the goodness of human beings.
Reducing School Violence
How can our schools reduce violence and better protect our students?
Hilary Cremin on Transformational Peace Education in the 21st century
What curriculum, pedagogies, relationships, and structural organisation in educational settings constitute effective peacekeeping, peacemaking, peace-building? What is the impact of this on peace for individuals and communities at local, national and global levels?