Global Peace Week

Thursday's Schedule of Events - September 29th, 2022

Time Session
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Morning Meditation*
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Friends of Split Oak Forest Nature Walk
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. A Fundamental Right to Clean and Healthy Waters: Restoring Our Relationship with Nature
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Editorial Writing for Social Justice*
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tools for Finding Inner Peace*

Virtual Event

Global Peace Week


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


Morning Meditation

Lianna McGowan 

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

Friends of Split Oak Forest Nature Walk

Valerie Anderson of Friends of Split Oak Forest

Join Valerie Anderson from the FL Native Plant Society to learn about Florida wildlife, native plants, and the ongoing work to preserve Split Oak Forest. Split Oak Forest is located approximately 3 miles from Lake Nona Campus at 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Rd in Orlando.Participants must meet there at 11am for the 1.5 mile trail walk. Wear appropriate footwear and consider bringing a hat and sun protection.
 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

12175 Clapp Simms Duda Rd. Orlando, FL 32832

A Fundamental Right to Clean and Healthy Waters: Restoring Our Relationship with Nature

Joseph Bonasia

This workshop will explore the need to grant citizens a fundamental "Right to Clean and Healthy Waters." We will focus on the current effort in Florida as an example, looking at the state's Rights of Nature movement that led to this effort as well as cultural and legal paradigms that impact sustainability.
 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 Venue: In-Person at Valencia's Lake Nona Campus Room 148

Editorial Writing for Social Justice

Emilie Buckley

Have you ever wanted to make your voice heard? Learn what a letter to the editor is and how to write one. At the end of the session you will have an opening paragraph and outline to submit to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Tools for Finding Inner Peace

Lauren Gibson

Join us for a workshop focusing on strategies for selfcare and techniques for finding inner peace during these turbulent times.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual