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Peace Education: If Not Now, When? Lecture at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, April 29, 2010 at 7 pm

25 Apr
Colman McCarthy, Peace Educator, will speak at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Theatre April 29, 2010 at 7 pm

Colman McCarthy, Peace Educator, will speak at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Theatre April 29, 2010 at 7 pm

Important Lecture/Q&A about Peace Education in San Diego

Date & Time:  Thursday, April 29th 7:00 P.M.

Location: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre University of San Diego 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110

Colman McCarthy, a former syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, is the director of The Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington DC nonprofit that works with schools to begin or to expand academic programs in peace education. He teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, American University, the University of Maryland, the Washington Center for Interns and two public high schools. Since 1982 he has taught more than 8,000 students. His books include All of One Peace, Involvements and I’d Rather Teach Peace. He is the editor of Solutions to Violence and Strength Through Peace, texts that are used in hundreds of universities and high schools.

Peace Educator Colman McCarthy said:

“Unless we teach our children peace, someone will teach them violence.”

Colman McCarthy will inspire everyone–especially educators, students, parents, and community organizers–regarding the importance of incorporating peace education into our daily lives.

The event is co-sponsored by University of San Diego’s: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) and the Peace Education Group: Arising. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing after the lecture at 8:15 p.m.

Colman McCarthy Speaks about being a PeaceMaker

2009 Women PeaceMakers at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

19 Oct

Each year the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice selects four women peacemakers from around the world. The 2009 Women PeaceMakers will participate in a panel discussion where they will talk about the work they are doing in their respective countries for peace. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre located at the University of San Diego. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2009 Women PeaceMakers:

The Women PeaceMakers Program “documents the stories and best practices of international women leaders who are involved in human rights and peacemaking efforts in their home countries.”

The San Diego Community has a rare opportunity to listen to the stories of these amazing women who are building peace through their grassroots efforts. I’ve attended some of the in-depth one on one conversations with each Woman PeaceMaker in October and I hope others have a chance to be inspired by attending the upcoming event on Oct. 20th, 2009 featured in this news flash.

Here is UCTV Presentation of a panel of 2006 Women PeaceMakers at IPJ:

Women War Peace: The Politics of PeaceBuilding