Global Peace Week

Monday's Schedule of Events - September 26th, 2022

Time Session
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Morning Meditation *
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Better Connection = Conflict Transformation *
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cultivating Inner Peace Through Yoga *
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Be the One to Step In *
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Queer Students' of Color Sense of Inclusion in Community Colleges *
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival Film Screening *

Virtual Event

Global Peace Week

Monday's Schedule



Morning Meditation

Katie DeAscanis

Begin your day by centering your heart and mind in a short mindfulness practice to cultivate receptivity and openness. From this stance we can listen to ourselves and others to develop a language that centers on restoration and healing.
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Better Connection = Conflict Transformation

Dr. Marcus Alexander

We often face confrontation and conflict in our work and lives. But did you know that conflict and confrontation, if framed and supported properly, can enhance our experiences and environments in the classroom, at home, at work and more? Learn how in this interactive and fun session. 
 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Cultivating Inner Peace Through Yoga

Katie DeAscanis

Melt into a 60 minute gentle yoga flow practice designed to help you reconnect to your body and cultivate peace within. All levels of experience are invited. Prepare for the class by clearing a space on the floor.
 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Be the One to Step In

Trisha Whitmire 

You know when something's not right. When someone's in trouble - or about to be. You can be the one to help. Say something. Cause a distraction. Be the one to step into a situation to help someone out of it.   
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Queer Students' of Color Sense of Inclusion in Community Colleges

Dr. Niraj Wagh

How do we create a more inclusive atmosphere in community college classes for Queer Student's of color (QSOC)? This session will illustrate strategies that can help community college faculty, staff, and administrators create inclusive environments for their QSOC.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival Film Screening: American River


AMERICAN RIVER is a highly-cinematic feature documentary about a four-day kayak trip down one of the most beautiful and neglected waterways in the United States. The film centers on writer Mary Bruno, who spent her childhood along a degraded stretch of the Passaic River and returns decades later to tell its story. Guided by ecologist Carl Alderson, Ms. Bruno travels from the Passaic’s pristine headwaters in a wildlife refuge to its toxic mouth in Newark Bay. Together, they navigate the river’s many challenges and explore its history and geology as they head towards the industrial disaster that poisoned the Passaic for the past 60 years. Along the way, the filmmaker engages residents, historians and advocates in candid conversations that reveal Passaic's story: How did this river become one of the most contaminated in America? Can it be saved? The Passaic is an archetype for thousands of rivers across America facing similar reckonings.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual