Global Peace Week

Tuesday's Schedule of Events - September 28th, 2021

Time Session
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Finding Inner Peace With Metta Meditation
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Intersectional Identities, Politics, and Poetry
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Allyship And The LGBTQ+ Community
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Be the One to Step Up and Say Something
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Veganism: Towards a More Peaceful Path
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival

Global Peace Week 2021 is a virtual event

Global Peace Week

Tuesday's Schedule



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: 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Finding Inner Peace With Metta Meditation

Joanna Nazario Grzechowiak

Join us to explore practices for achieving inner piece, most notably metta meditation, also known as loving-kindness meditation. During the workshop, we will reflect on the benefits of metta meditation, identify moments in which loving-kindness can help us manage our inner state, and learn how to meditate using this technique.
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Intersectional Identities, Politics, and Poetry 

Aaron Ellis 

This session serves as an introduction and meditation on intersectionality. We will hold space for participants to locate themselves in our intersectional, political landscape today. Participants will use poetry to articulate their own identities, and reflect on their own political, artistic, and/or professional commitments.  All are welcome! No prior experience necessary.  Partner Orgazation - Orange County Library Systems
 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Allyship And The LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Jennifer Danilowski and Jon Taylor

This workshop will outline the importance of allyship with the LGBTQ+ community and will discuss strategies to use allyship to counter hate.
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Be the One to Step Up and Say Something

 Trisha Whitmire and Courtney Demings

Situations may arise where someone says or does something inappropriate such as make jokes, comments, or actions that diminish someone’s race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other identities and we may feel as though we should say something in the moment or after. In this session, participants will learn about their own barriers to speaking up in these moments and will practice finding the words to address concerning behaviors.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Veganism: Towards a More Peaceful Path

Andi Michaels

How does moving toward a vegan lifestyle become a peace practice? How does this practice create a transformational shift in our lives? In this workshop, participants will explore veganism and speciesism from the personal, sociological, and economic perspectives.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival - Cured


Mentally ill. Deviant. Diseased. And in need of a cure. These were among the terms psychiatrists used to describe lesbians and gay men in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. According to the medical establishment, every gay person—no matter how well-adjusted—suffered from a mental disorder. And as long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was impossible. CURED chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution—and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. This feature-length documentary takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973. Viewers meet the key players who achieved this victory, along with allies and opponents within the APA. The film illuminates the strategy and tactics that led to this pivotal yet largely unknown moment. Indeed, following the Stonewall uprising of 1969, the campaign that culminated in the APA’s decision marks the first major step on the path to first-class citizenship for LGBTQ Americans. While CURED is indisputably about science, medicine, and politics, at its core this is a film about activism and the process of social change. It features a diverse group of crusaders with stubborn dedication and big personalities who came together at a crossroads in LGBTQ history. Their tenacity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity brought about a change that transformed not only LGBTQ people’s perceptions of themselves, but also the social fabric of America. 
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual