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WHAT IS U.N. RESOLUTION 1325 AND WHY IS IT SO CRITICAL TODAY?
A DISCUSSION BY NINA SUDHAKAR

Thursday, December 9, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Science West 122, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

Ms. Sudhakar's presentation will be followed by a community forum.

Nina Sudhakar is a research assistant with the Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Her presentation will come just before Human Rights Day, celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 10th year of U.N. Resolution 1325, which recognized the disparate impact of armed conflict on women, as well as their importance in peacebuilding work.

The U.S. Insitute of Peace is an independent, non-partisan national institution established and funded by Congress to help prevent, manage, and resolve violenct conflicts. Learn more about the Institute by visiting their Web site at www.usip.org.

Contact: Professor Alonzo N. Smith, office (240) 567-7283, cell (240) 944-0116, e-mail: alonzo.smith@montgomerycollege.edu

Printable flyer (.pdf file)


UN Day 2010 flyer


INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Germantown Campus

One Day, One Goal Soccer Tournament
2:00 - 4:30, HT Quad

Expressions of Peace
2:00 - 4:00, HT Quad
Co-ordinated by Prof. Martz Lautz

Film: Encounter Point
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., GB 106
Discussion led by Prof. Chip Gladson

Rockville Campus

James R. Bennett, speaker:
"Building a Culture of Peace"
11:00, Theater Arts

Film: Encounter Point
1:45 - 3:15, Theater Arts
Discussion led by Prof. Levitas

Bandana Project
3 - 5:00, Humanities Amphitheater
Co-ordinated by Prof. Folwell

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

 "Does Capital Punishment Create
Peace and Justice in a Community?"
11:00 - 12:30 AM, Room 101, Cafritz Arts Center

Shujaa Graham, a former death row inmate, and Art Laffin, whose brother was murdered, will share their powerful experiences related to the death penalty.

A talk by Nathan Zook:
"Pacifists in the Fight to End Slavery"
11 - 12:00, Commons 211

Film: Encounter Point
1:30 - 3:30, Commons 211
Co-ordinated by Mark Miller

Printable flyer (.pdf)


Peace & Justice Make-It-Happen Grant 2009-2010

Final Summary (Word .doc)


International Peace Day
September 21, 2009

Germantown

Peace Nature Walk. Contemplate peace with our planet as you walk our nature trail to the largest tree on campus: a rare American elm survivor. Meet at the greenhouse picnic table, 9 am and 1 pm

Peace Proclamation Tree. Join MC preschoolers and hang your wish for peace in your home, neighborhood, or country on the peace tree. Materials supplied. Quad in front of the SA building, 9 am - 8 pm

Documentary films. Feed your global awareness by watching Seeds of Change and Women on the Front Lines. Discussion led by Professor Cathie Matthews. Cafeteria, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

One Day, One Goal soccer game. Join us for an informal game of pick-up soccer as people all over the world play (peaceoneday.org). T-shirts for the first players to show up. On the grass between HT and SA, 2 - 4 pm

Rockville

Kathleen Guinan, Director, Crossway Community, Founder of CCNV, Community for Creative Non-Violence. Theater Arts Building, 11 - 12:00 am

One Day, One Goal: Play for Peace Soccer Pick-up Game. Soccer fields behind the track, 2:30 - 5 pm

Bandana Project, an interactive arts project open to all students; part of a national initiative to end workplace sexual violence against women farmworkers. Humanities Amphitheater. 3:30 – 5 pm

Takoma Park

Gordon Clark,former National Director, Peace Action; Co-founder, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. HC122, 11 – 12:00 am

One Day, One Goal International Day of Peace Soccer Pick-up Game. Soccer field in park adjacent to TP/ss campus. 2:30 - 5 pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rockville

Bike2College Day: Freebies for Riders
Outside Campus Center and in the Office of Student Life, CC005. All day

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Germantown

Get inspired with Paul Loeb, a nationally-known author on citizen involvement. HT Globe Hall, 12:30 - 2 pm

Rockville

Volunteer Fair. Outside SV. Rain Location: Small Gym. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 pm

Workshop with Paul Rogat Loeb on Supporting Student Engagement in Civic Life (Faculty, Staff, and Student Leaders welcome.) Location TBA. 4 - 6:00 pm

An Evening with best-selling author Paul Rogat Loeb: Hope for Hard Times. Theater Arts Arena. 7 - 8:30 pm

Peace Day events co-sponsored
by the Office of Student Life and
the Women's Studies Program


WORLD PEACE DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008

The Global Peace and Justice Studies Community at Montgomery College celebrated World Peace Day at all three campuses on September 22, 2008.

  • On September 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus, noted columnist and peace educator Colman McCarthy spoke about "How to be an Effective Peacemaker." The talk was followed by a peace concert and all-day interactive student peace art activity in the Amphitheatre.

  • From noon - 2 p.m., Mr. McCarthy spoke at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The event was followed by the dedication of the Peace Garden at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

  • On the evening of September 22nd from 7-9 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett moderated a town hall meeting with members of the Montgomery County Council: "Can Montgomery County Help End the War?" This event took place in the Globe Hall on the College's Germantown Campus.
Colman McCarthy is a veteran peace activist and educator who founded and directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, DC. He wrote regular columns for The Washington Post from 1969 to 1997, and earned a reputation as the paper's "liberal conscience." His best-known work, "All of One Peace: Essays on Nonviolence," was first published in 1994 and "I'd Rather Teach Peace" appeared in May of 2008.

For faculty whose students are studying politics, religion, education, poverty, or peacemaking, these September 22 events offered valuable learning opportunities.

To learn more about Colman McCarthy and for readings that can be assigned to students, please see these links:

- http://www.independent.com/news/2008/feb/14/colman-mccarthy-teaching-nonviolence/

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU7BSW-attk Lifetime Achievement Award

- http://www.peace.ca/colemanmccarthy.htm

- http://www.commongroundradio.org/shows/96/9637.html

These activities are all part of an ongoing effort among faculty and staff here at Montgomery College to create and offer a program in Global Peace and Justice Studies.

This events were free and open to the public.

For more information, please e-mail to mike.eckert@montgomerycollege.edu or laura.white@montgomerycollege.edu.

Peace Train flyer from Peace Action Montgomery for Global Peace Day, September 22, 2008

Peace Day flyer, Montgomery College, for Global Peace Day, September 22, 2008

Archives page last updated December 13, 2010

 

International Peace Day, September 21, 2011


UNITED NATIONS DAY

65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945 on Friday, October 24th, 2011


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2011

 

 


Professor Mike Eckert, Coordinator
English Dept., SB104b, Rockville Campus  (240) 567-7414

Nancy Nyland, Webmaster, (240) 567-7854
  Site last updated November 29, 2010

 

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