Global Peace Week

Tuesday's Schedule of Events - September 22nd, 2020

Time Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Psychology of Mindfulness
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Empathy and Self Compassion
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Coping with Stress: ACEs and Resilience
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Healing Circle
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children's Hour
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF)

Global Peace Week 2020 is a virtual event
To attend, you must register for each individual workshop

Global Peace Week

Tuesday's Schedule


Psychology of Mindfulness

Celine Kavalec & Hank Van Putten   

Mindfulness has swept the globe in the last decade, finding a home in both religious and secular communities. Plucked from the Buddhist practice of Vipassana meditation (insight meditation), mindfulness offers a method for training the brain that has influenced Western clinical therapeutic approaches. This workshop will explore those influences, offer testimonies from practitioners on the impact of regular sitting meditation, and provide opportunities to engage in varied short practices.
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Empathy and Self Compassion

Celine Kavalec and Lianna McGowan

Brene Brown writes, “Empathy builds connection.” In fact, empathy is a critical tool in cultivating a compassionate presence to support others in times of need. Different from sympathy, this skill can be developed in each of us and begins with the ability to show self-compassion. This workshop will lead participants through exercises that build self-compassion and empathetic responses to others.
 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Coping with Stress: ACEs and Resilience

Linda Freeman

This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on latter development and explore ways to navigate through students' behavioral and emotional problems in our classroom.
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Healing Circle

Aida Diaz & Josh Bell

Healing Circles are a safe space for conversation, designed to remove blaming and shaming and to welcome honest, open sharing of our personal experiences, struggles, and triumphs. Human connection and having a community of support are significant ways to build resilience.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Children's Hour

Emilie Buckley 

Elementary aged children and their parents, guardians, and teachers are invited to learn simple ways to recenter after the school day. Join Valencia Librarian, Emilie Buckley for stories, art, and pebble meditation.  Children will need: 4 small pebbles (or beans, coins, legos, etc), paper, pencil, and crayons/markers.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF)

K Ready Community & CRC Network

Tomorrow’s Hope - The Promise of Early Childhood Education Reconnecting with three high school seniors who had started out in the Educare Preschool's first-ever class, the film explores how early education can set forth lasting pathways for brighter outcomes - even in the most brutally unforgiving of environments.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual