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”

Institutionalizing an Academic Path for Future Peacebuilders

This April, San Diego City College (SDCC) led the effort to institutionalize the field of Peace Studies within the California Community College system. On April 20, 2013 the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges voted in favor of a resolution to create Peace Studies as a discipline as recognized in the statewide Minimum Qualifications DisciplineContinue reading “Institutionalizing an Academic Path for Future Peacebuilders”