Global Peace Week

Wednesday's Schedule of Events - September 29th, 2021

Time Session
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Mirroring, Validation, and Empathy - Strategies for Open, Healthy, and Honest Communication
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Desarrollo de un Liderazgo Pacifico (Development of a Peaceful Leadership)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Yoga and Meditation: Imageless - Discovering Yourself
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Environmental Sustainability: Making Peace with the Earth
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The Language of Equality: How to Peacefully Foster Gender Equality with Our Words
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6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Global Peace Film Festival

Global Peace Week 2021 is a virtual event

Global Peace Week

Wednesday's Schedule

Virtual

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

Mirroring, Validation, and Empathy - Strategies for Open, Healthy, and Honest Communication

Scott Erker

By learning and using this communication technique, "couples are able to create stronger relationships by first becoming more aware of just how deeply interconnected we all are." By offering a change to recognize the unconscious agenda each partner brings to the relationship, both can grow together in a creative, non-controlling and healing way based in understanding each other's wants and needs.
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Desarrollo de un Liderazgo Pacifico (Development of a Peaceful Leadership)

 Alfonso Pitters

A leader is a team player who always focuses to inspire, teach, and inform others. A great leader brings correction with a peaceful and humble spirit. We will also learn the difference between a leader and a boss.
 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Yoga and Meditation: Imageless - Discovering Yourself 

Gary Poole

This meditation / encouraging yoga flow will help individuals remove layers of labels we allow ourself and society to define us by, thus living our authentic selves. Becoming imageless, is a way to achieve your utmost potential.
 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Environmental Sustainability: Making Peace with the Earth

Carrie Black

People go into nature for tranquility and calm. We need to ensure that what we do when we aren’t there, preserves and protects it. Working with and not against natural cycles and resources, enables us to live, work, and play in cleaner and healthier communities. Come learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability at Valencia College!
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

The Language of Equality: How to Peacefully Foster Gender Equality with Our Words 

Jessica Kavalec

This workshop will focus on gender and language and how our language is influenced by patriarchal norms and will give examples of how people can change their word choice to be less oppressive. In addition, we will discuss how certain ways we think about language are oppressive.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Boundaries and Communication

Emilie Mitchell (Victim Service Center)

This workshop is an open dialogue on how to keep all relationships in our lives healthy. Students will identify the characteristics of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships through interactive scenarios, learn effective communication and boundaries within all relationships, recognize how perpetrators of violence use different tactics to gain power and control, comprehend why people stay in abusive relationships, learn how they can help a friend in an abusive relationship, and receive helpful resources in their community.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Global Peace Film Festival - Khe Sanh Peace Garden 

 

A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Viet Nam war.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual