By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator
I wanted to take a moment to make you aware of an opportunity that faculty members of TDC member institutions have to attend a regional meeting at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.
Examining Genocide and Violence through a Peacebuilding Lens: A Two-Day Workshop for Educators will take place on Friday, April 11th, and Saturday, April 12th. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday; faculty members can choose to attend one or both sessions.
There is no fee to attend, but interested faculty members do need to register here.
To learn more about the opportunity that is being extended to TDC members, as well as to sign up, read below or visit this website: http://mcli.maricopa.edu/events/global-forum-examining-genocide.
To learn more about Scottsdale Community College’s Genocide Awareness week, of which this event is a part, visit this website: http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/promo/genocide-awareness-week.
I would encourage you to consider joining many of your TDC colleagues for a workshop on and to network around a topic that is resonating throughout the country and across many of our campuses.
Global Forum: Examining Genocide and Violence through a Peacebuilding Lens – A Two Day Program for Educators
Friday, April 11, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Community College
This Global Forum, Examining Genocide and Violence through a Peacebuilding Lens, will provide an opportunity to raise awareness among faculty of genocide, oppression and violent conflict both globally and in the U.S. through a two-day seminar that will focus on responses to violence based in peacebuilding approaches. Faculty will learn about humanitarian law, refugee placement, peace education, human rights, and nonviolence from key peacebuilding experts in the field. The program has been planned as part of Scottsdale Community College Genocide Awareness Week.
This program will impart approaches that can be used to respond to atrocities and violence, and ways to better prepare students, educators and community members to become global peacebuilders. This program will be facilitated by David Smith, JD, a leading peacebuilding trainer who has been conducting seminars and workshops across the country on this topic. Also presenting with him will be a strong team of professionals with expertise in this area including: Stephanie Knox Cubbon from Teachers Without Borders and the Metta Center for Nonviolence; Daniel Rothenberg from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University; Jon Vosper from the International Rescue Committee; Dr. Cindy Epperson from St. Louis Community College; Lindsay Padilla and Jeramy Wallace from the Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative; and Dr. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, from the University of California, Fresno, who will provide a case study on the Armenian Genocide.
The broad focus of this workshop is targeted to provide faculty with content to address the Governing Board Outcomes in the area of Global Engagement:
- Students will have access to global learning opportunities.
- Students will develop the competencies to analyze and participate in democratic processes through global learning activities.