8th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Virtual Seminar

To register go here.

Registration will close on October 26, 2020

Fridays & Saturdays

(2-3 hours each day)

October 30 – 31, 2020

November 6 – 7, 2020

November 13 – 14, 2020

Since 2013, educators and students interested in the critical role that community colleges play in higher education have met in the Washington, DC area to learn, share, and experience on a range of topics including peacebuilding, conflict, human rights, social justice, peace education, international affairs, and nonviolence. Due to the current pandemic, this year’s seminar will be held virtually using Zoom as a means of presenting and sharing.

The seminar will be held on three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The seminar will feature 12 – 45 minute sessions. The focus of most sessions will be social justice and public health issues within a peacebuilding context. 

This year’s seminar will be sponsored jointly by the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501c3 corporation advancing experiential-based learning on humanitarian and peacebuilding practices, and David J. Smith Consulting, LLC, a DC based consultancy. 

For full-time and part-time educators, the registration fee will be $80.00 which must be paid in advance of the seminar.  Graduate students will be charged a fee of $25.00 for the seminar. Undergraduate (including community college) students will be able to attend free of charge (but be limited to specific sessions).

U.S. based educators for all sectors and international educators and students are invited to attend.

The seminar has been featured in Community College Daily, on Montgomery College TV, and in the NOVA Intercom.

To register go here.

Registration will close on October 26, 2020

The following is a draft tentative agenda as of September 14, 2020. Students (undergraduate) are invited to join sessions that are in Blue. Check back to this page for updates .

OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2020

All times are Eastern Time
Fri., 10/3012:00-12:15David J. Smith
Forage Center/David J. Smith, LLC/George Mason University
Overview, Welcome, Introduction
 12:15-1:00Michael Collins
Institute for Economics & Peace
Global Peace Index
Fri., 10/301:00-1:15Q&A/Break 
 1:15-2:00David J. Smith (moderator), Heather Payne & Ninette Irabaruta
Forage Center Alum (panelists)
A Career in Peacebuilding? A Student Workshop
Sat., 10/3112:00-12:15David J. SmithReview 
 12:15-1:00Daryn Cambridge*
Training Resources Group, Inc./American University
Peace Education
Sat., 10/311:00-1:15Q&A/Break 
 1:15-2:00Jess Bonnan-White
Forage Center/Stockton University
Humanitarian Education
* Invited, but not confirmed, # Specific titles might be revised

NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2020

All times are Eastern Time
Fri., 11/612:00-12:15David J. Smith  Review and Questions
 12:15-1:00Ana Cutter Patel
Outward Bound Peacebuilding
Virtual Connecting for Social Justice  
Fri., 11/6
 1:15-2:00Dave Ragland
The Truth Telling Project
Advancing Social Justice in Community Colleges
Sat., 11/7
 12:15-1:00Patricia Romano
Kim Simard
Resist Violence Project/Dawson College
Embracing Social Change: Depolarizing the Classroom through Art and Nonviolence
Sat., 11/71:00-1:15David J. SmithReview 
 1:15-2:00Julia Delafield
University for Peace
Global Citizenship Education: A Pathway to Empathy Building and Peace
2:15-3:00Katie Zanoni
San Diego City College/U. of San Diego/San Diego State U.
Fran Faraz
Golden West College
Co-creating A Virtual Community for Peace and Social Justice Education

* Invited, but not confirmed, # Specific titles might be revised

NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2020

All times are Eastern Time
Fri, 11/1312:00-12:15 David J. Smith Review & Questions
 12:15-1:00Holly Piepenburg
Pulitzer Center
Documentary Journalism and Social Change  
Fri., 11/131:00-1:15Q&A/Break 
 1:15-2:45@Lauren Krizner Fischer
U.S. State Department/
National Museum of American Diplomacy
Public Health Simulation
Sat., 11/1412:00-12:15David J. SmithReview 
 12:15-1:00Tiara Moultrie
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice 
From Recovery to Resilience and Reconciliation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
Sat., 11/141:00-1:15Q&A/Break 
 1:15-2:00David J. Smith Moving Forward
* Invited, but not confirmed, # Specific titles might be revised, @ longer session

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