Global Peace Week

Monday's Schedule of Events - September 27th, 2021

Time Session
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Peace Day Celebration
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Examining the Role of Core Values in Communication, Connection, and Conflict Transformation
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Healing Circle
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Exercise Your Empathy!
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. What Better Time than Now? Creating Positive Impacts at any Stage of Life
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Tools for Finding Inner Peace
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival

Global Peace Week 2021 is a virtual event

Global Peace Week

Monday's Schedule



Pamela Ocana

As part of our opening program, we will be guided through a 15 minute Buddhist practice known as Metta Meditation, understood as Loving Kindness.
 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Peace Day Celebration

 Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Rachel Allen, Cade Resnick

Join us as we celebrate the International Day of Peace. The United Nations sanctioned International Peace Day is September 21st. The mission of “Peace Day” is to have at least one non-violent, cease-fire day throughout the world. This year's theme is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Examining the Role of Core Values in Communication, Connection, and Conflict Transformation

Mayra Holzer and Aida Diaz

This interactive workshop will engage participants in exploring their core values, where values come from, and how these shape their choices and behaviors. We will also examine the impact of core values on communication, connection, and conflict transformation.
 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Healing Circle

Jason Mills and Lianna McGowan

Recognizing the trying times in we are living in, PJI welcomes us to come together and connect through healing circles, which are essentially for building resilience within and among us. Resilience in the face of adversity, is built by connecting through our stories. Each one of us has a story to tell about how we are walking through these days. These safe spaces are created to remove blaming and shaming, and welcome honest, open sharing of our personal experiences, struggles and triumphs - the language of the heart.
 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Exercise Your Empathy! 

Kelsey Visser

Many of us have heard about the value of empathy in our personal and professional lives but struggle with understanding how to actually effectively offer empathy to someone else in challenging situations when it really counts. In this interactive workshop, we will examine habitual responses that often lead to disconnection, and then learn (and practice!) practical tools to offer empathy to both yourself and others.
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

What Better Time than Now? Creating Positive Impacts at any Stage of Life 

Jerrid P Kalakay

This session explores Social Entrepreneurship as a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. The need to grow sustainable businesses and organizations has never been more apparent and this session will provide the foundational knowledge needed.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Tools for Finding Inner Peace

Lauren Gibson

This workshop will focus on strategies for selfcare and techniques for finding inner peace during this current climate. This interactive workshop will have you practicing the tools and creating your own plan for selfcare.  
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival - Emile


'Emile' is a film tracing a year in the life of neuroscientist Emile Bruneau, Ph.D. In it, he embraces a brain cancer (glioblastoma) diagnosis with surprising positivity and works to accelerate the timeline of his scientific mission: to use the tools of neuroscience and psychology to bring peace to groups of people who are in conflict. At the same time, he reflects back on his life, including the experience of growing up with a schizophrenic mother and how that built his empathy, and considers how to prepare his young children for the loss of their father.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual