Creating Spaces for Emerging Peacebuilders at the Community College Level

By: Katie Zanoni, November 14, 2014* Questioning the dominant paradigm of thinking that has shaped the reality that we live in offers a powerful opportunity. When I zoom outside of my own reality, I recognize the myriad dichotomies that have shaped my positionality within these socially constructed boundaries. The dichotomy of peace and war isContinue reading “Creating Spaces for Emerging Peacebuilders at the Community College Level”

Drawing Out Nonviolence In Our Learning Communities

“By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man – body, mind and spirit.” -Mahatma Gandhi This summer I received a unique opportunity to attend the first annual Metta Center for Nonviolence restorative retreat entitled, the Power of Renewal. Among the other participants, I was able to useContinue reading “Drawing Out Nonviolence In Our Learning Communities”

Educators Realize the Potential of Collaboration through the Exchange of Human Rights Curriculum

The Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative (SHREI) aims to bring together community college faculty with Stanford faculty specializing in International Studies, Human Rights, and International and Cross-Cultural Education to inspire new curriculum around the theme of human rights. SHREI staff just completed the third year of successfully facilitating a model of bringing together America’s democracyContinue reading “Educators Realize the Potential of Collaboration through the Exchange of Human Rights Curriculum”