Reflections on 2013

As the year comes to a close, the number of community colleges promoting peacebuilding continues to grow.    American and Canadian community colleges with identifiable programs or initiatives stand at 30 with efforts initiated in the past year at Green River Community College (WA) and Austin Community College (TX).  In addition, existing initiatives are planning moreContinue reading “Reflections on 2013”

Celebrating the International Day of Peace Through Action

September 17, 2013–On September 21 each year, people around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace, participating in special events and activities, and pledging to take action to build peace locally and globally.This year’s theme, Education for Peace, also reminds us of the important role education plays in providing young people with the knowledge and skillsContinue reading “Celebrating the International Day of Peace Through Action”

Back to School and Peacebuilding

Most community college faculty have now started back for the fall semester.   As the year progresses, opportunities may present themselves to provide a peacebuilding dimension to a class, an activity, or a college wide event.  It is often difficult once classes have started to shift or create new content. With many community college educators teachingContinue reading “Back to School and Peacebuilding”