Global Peace Week

Wednesday's Schedule of Events - September 28th, 2022

Time Session
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Morning Meditation*
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. I see you; I see myself: Community, Connection, and Healing
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Building Global Partnerships to Promote Global Peace: UN Goal 17
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Creating LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Spaces*
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Making Friends with International Students*
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival Film Screening*

Virtual Event

Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian on Central Florida, Global Peace Week events are cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday.


Morning Meditation

Celine Kavalec

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

I see you; I see myself: Community, Connection, and Healing

Nadia Garzon

Feeling tired? Alone? Disconnected? Overwhelmed? Do you need a moment to slow down and just "be"? This workshop invites participant to participate in a space to connect with one another and with themselves. Take a moment to slow down, share, and connect and heal in community, empathy, and joy.
 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
 Venue: In-Person at Valencia's East Campus Building 8 Room 101

Building Global Partnerships to Promote Global Peace: UN Goal 17  

Dr. Yasmeen Quadri and Student Facilitators

Join Teacher Education Students and the Muslim Ambassadors for Peace Club as they present on Peace in India: Past, Present & Future. The student presentation will be followed by a Q&A with Hindu & Muslim Panelists. Indian Finger food and Chai will be served free of cost to all attendees.
 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 Venue: In-Person at Valencia's East Campus Building 8 Room 101

Creating LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Spaces

Jen Danilowski and Jon Taylor

Creating safe and brave spaces is an integral part of fostering inclusive environments for our LGBTQIA+ youth. When we cultivate visibly safe spaces, our LGBTQIA+ students are more likely to seek out support, which influences their mental and emotional wellbeing. This workshop is designed to provide practical planning tools and supportive engagement opportunities for use in the classroom and the workplace. 
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Making Friends with International Students

Talia Popovski

Valencia hosts international students from around the world. Learn the importance of making international friendships and how you can do this at Valencia College. Join us and expand your global perspective.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival Film Screening: Ahimsa


AHIMSA – GANDHI: THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS speaks to the conscience of humanity as people globally grapple with intractable problems surrounding race, and as societies struggle to give the marginalized and underserved human dignity and restore fundamental human rights. The film brings to the fore the impact of the Gandhian message of non-violence worldwide: how it inspired Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Barack Obama and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the Solidarity Movement in Poland, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia as well as Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. It also examines the relevance of Gandhi’s message in the contemporary world.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual