Global Peace Week

Thursday's Schedule of Events- September 24th, 2020

Time Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Random Acts of Kindness
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Kaepernick and the National Anthem : Peaceful Protest
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Forgiveness as a Restorative Practice
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Environmental Sustainability: Making Peace with the Earth
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children's Hour
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Creating a Cultural Shift: Examining the Roots of Racial Inequality

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

Global Peace Week

Thursday's Schedule


Random Acts of Kindness

Michael Moniz

It is easy to feel as if we cannot make an impact in the world, but we can. With small daily steps we can bring kindness into our lives, our relationships, our community, our college campuses and the world. This is not about making bold moves, but simply being more mindful of the power of kindness in our daily interactions.
 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Kaepernick and the National Anthem : Peaceful Protest

Hank Van Putten Presented by PJI in Partnership with the Orange County Library System

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee, he authored a new chapter about peaceful protest in the America. How have his efforts impacted the dialogue around social justice? This workshop will invite participants to discuss privilege, pride, and patriotism through the lens of differing views about Colin Kaepernick and his decision to “take a knee.”
 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Forgiveness as a Restorative Practice 

Josh Bell 

As we are regularly assaulted with images and experiences of violence, we know the life-altering impact of injury and pain. In response to this, the concept of forgiveness can often be weaponized to short-circuit the appropriate work of seeking justice. However, we know that the process of forgiveness is crucial for the healing work of the injured party. Join us as we consider the delicate work of forgiveness in the context of seeking justice.
 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Environmental Sustainability: Making Peace with the Earth

Carrie Black

People go into nature to seek internal peace 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. This session will include highlights of environmental sustainability efforts at Valencia.
 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

Creating a Cultural Shift: Examining the Roots of Racial Inequality

Fontella Jones, Melissa Johsnson, Lauri Lott, Michele Lima, Mayra Holzer

How can we help create a more racially equitable world? In this workshop, we will explore the early messages we received on race and examine the policies and practices of our society’s institutions. This will allow us to identify areas for change and ways to use our energy, knowledge, and resources to create the culture we want to see. Come share your experiences and brainstorm ideas in small groups. *Screen reader support enabled.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual