Board President Claire Schaeffer-Duffy and staff Jennifer Smead spent a pleasant afternoon engaging with students at Assumption College's Peace, Planet, and Positivity Rally on May 4th. The event was billed as a time for "students and community members to join together to recognize the interconnected human and moral necessity of ensuring social and economic justice, addressing climate change and environmental degradation, promoting sustainability, and demonstrating racial equality."
We celebrate the news of Raven Tukes, our inspiring Education Programs Intern for the past year...
Raven, a senior at College of the Holy Cross, will advance our collective commitment to peace education through her work as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan next year after teaching at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa this summer. When she returns, in Fall 2016, she will attend the highly selective International Education Policy Masters program at Harvard University. Raven has aspirations of establishing a non-profit that will provide social justice education to youth and resources situated in regions of conflict, including those in the United States. Undoubtedly her work will influence the trajectory of peace education in the U.S. and internationally. We are so grateful to know Raven, deeply appreciate all of her work for the Center, and certainly wish her all the best in her education and beyond! Congratulations!!
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If We Don't Teach Peace
“If We Don't Teach Peace” is a sixteen-minute documentary about the Center for Nonviolent Solutions work. Through interviews with members of the Center's Board, staff, colleagues, and participants, hear about the importance and efficacy of skills in assessing and transforming conflict toward a culture of peace. This film is dedicated to William P. Densmore, co-founder (along with Michael True) of the Center.