In a world where sometimes we all need a little reminder, we are thrilled to launch the ‘this is peace’ initiative. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and bring peace to everyone, everywhere.
When Sarah Beaulieu’s delivered a TEDx talk in 2016 on the topic of sexual violence, the talk received such response she started an organization: Uncomfortable Conversation.
For decades Diana Wege has been visiting schools, advocating for gun control, meeting Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and studying what can be done to end violence in our schools and teach children how to live without conflict.
Diana Wege has been passionate about the need to incorporate conflict resolution training into the classroom. Before founding WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) she established CrUSAde (Conflict Resolution for Educators in the United States of America), a foundation that focused on anti-bullying programs.
One of WOVEN’s international resources is the Miriam College Center for Peace Education, located in the Philippines. Led by Jasmin Nario-Galace, Ph.D., the center embraces its mission to help advance a culture of peace through education.
Our resource partner, the International Peace Institute, IPI, has an extensive webpage of all of their events taking place this week during the high-level week of the UNGA. Many of these events will be on-the-record and live streamed.
Our Circle of Peace begins 5:30 pm tonight at 96th Street and Lexington beside Samuel Seabury Playground. WOVEN representatives will be there early to guide you on where to go, so be sure to get there on time for the full experience!