Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices for Peacebuilding, Alliance for Peacebuilding, 7/28/21

On Wednesday, July 28th at 2:00pm ET, please join the Alliance for Peacebuilding for Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices for Peacebuilding.

Education can be a driver of conflict that fuels grievances, xenophobia, and misinformation, or it can address conflict dynamics in the United States and contribute to peacebuilding. Join the Alliance for Peacebuilding on July 28th in a discussion about working with educators and state and city governments to align the U.S. history curriculum with a peacebuilding approach. We will present Kate English and Patricia Shafer whose organizations provide peace education to young people, including training, mentoring, and teaching conflict history and prevention. 

We will also engage in a discussion of the recent bill introduced by Senators Chris Coons and John Cornyn, the “Civics Secures Democracy Act”, which aims to restore the importance placed on civics education in American classrooms and expand access to civics and history education.

Speakers:

  • Liz Hume (Moderator), Acting President & CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Patricia Shafer, Executive Director, NewGen Peacebuilders
  • Kate English, Executive Director, Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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