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BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE PRESENT: WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?

The Peace Education Initiative hosted a special panel discussion on sustainability and change on November 10 in the Student Union where a panel of experts explored work being done to promote sustainability at various levels from the grassroots to the global.  Illuminating both challenges and solutions to sustainability, stories of individual actions in creating sustainable change were also shared to help us answer the question: what can one person do?  A recording of the sessions is now available.  >>Click here for more information…


PEACE EDUCATION INITIATIVE HOSTS SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Poster of the Seeds of Hope exhibition

Seeds of Hope Poster

The Peace Education Initiative hosted a special exhibit “Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, Steps Towards Change” at the Carlson Library through the fall semester 2015.  The exhibit, free and open to the public, was curated and developed by Soka Gakkai International and Earth Charter International.


COMMUNITY DIALOGUE AND PUBLIC FORUM ON URBAN REVITALIZATION

Poster of Urban Revitalization

On July 29, 2015, over 300 community members, leaders, and organizations participated in the “Community Dialogue and Public Forum on Urban Revitalization Through the Lenses of Peace and Justice” held at the Frederick Douglass Community Association. A World Café conversation was held to discuss challenges facing the Toledo community and possible solutions. The conversation focused around four main topics: social justice, economic justice, ecological justice, and peace.  The report illuminates the most significant concerns, ideas and possibilities that surfaced from the discussions.  >>Click here to access the report. 


PEACE EDUCATION INITIATIVE HOSTS PUBLIC FORUM

On July 29 the Peace Education Initiative hosted a full-day public forum and dialogue on the topic of urban revitalization through the lenses of justice and peace and the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Toledo.  More than 300 local educators and activists participated in the event toward identifying strategies for revitalizing Toledo with peace & justice.  1. Click here for background information about the forum.  2. Click here for coverage from the Toledo Blade.  3.  Click here for coverage by UT News.  4. See below for local TV news coverage of the event.


PEACE EDUCATION INITIATIVE AND UT COLLEAGUES PARTICIPATE IN THE “TRUTH TELLING WEEKEND”

Two hand prints on the left and right of a speaking bubble.

thetruthtellingproject.org

The Truth Telling Weekend, presented by the Truth Telling Project, brought together people from across the United States to share truth, confront injustice surrounding police brutality and its underlying causes, and propose and plan for possibilities that empower communities. This weekend was an opportunity for the community to dissect the relationship between racism, poverty, police violence, and militarization and confront the devastating consequences they have on American culture, equality and progress. This weekend of story-telling, discussions, and workshops laid the foundation necessary to achieve a sustainable and accessible process of Truth and Reconciliation in our nation.  The Truth Telling Project acknowledges the necessity of change before reconciliation is possible.