Children as Peacemakers Series: Equipping Resilient Leaders

Children as Peacemakers: Equipping Resilient Leaders Series invites parents and caregivers to join in a open and guided discussion about different social justice issues in the local in international community in order to equip parents and educators with tools to guide them through these important conversations with their children. The series aims to support care givers in raising children that are aware compassionate, caring, and inclusive of others.

 

Upcoming Seminars:

June 18th, 2022: LGBTQ+ Justice

Join us for our seminar "Children as Peacebuilders: Equipping Resilient Leaders-LGBTQ+ Justice " at 12:00pm EST on Saturday, June 18th. Our Children Peace Formation Organizer, Hadil Alhayek, and our Anti-Racism Transformation Team Fellow, Skylar Rella will be hosting a discussion about LGBTQ+ children with parents and educators to discuss ways to provide support and guidance for LGBTQ+ children and to create allies of LGBTQ+ youth. 

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Past Seminars: 

 

May 28th, 2022: Children and Peace

With recent and many acts of violence all around the world that children are hearing and learning about. Parents and educators join in a conversation about raising children that are peacebuilders, anti-war, and are actively seeking positive change. The event equips caregivers with tools to talk about national and international conflicts and helps parents and educators to guide their children through their understanding of the world.

For Read Alouds surrounding this topic click here!

 

April 23rd, 2022: Environmental Justice

In this seminar children were invited to participate in fun and environment-friendly activities, and to learn about the ways they can help protect our precious environment. The seminar provided guidance for teachers and caregiver in the conversation surrounding environmental justice with their children,

For Read Alouds surrounding this topic click here!

 

March 19th, 2022: Women's Justice

On Earth's Peace's Gender Justice Intern, Hannah Bentley, and our Children's Peace Formation Organizer, Hadil Alhayek, address Women's Justice as part of On Earth's Peace Women History Month activities, equipping caregivers and educators with tools, such as storytelling using OEP's Read Aloud Program, to talk to children and the community about issues surrounding women's justice. 

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February 19th, 2022: Children and Racial Justice

The event hosts Borderless Relations Committee (BRC), an OEP Community Engagement Grant recipient from Findlay, Ohio, whose mission is to help create a community of belonging by empowering students, diversifying education, and celebrating differences in cultures in their local community. The committee shares  about the methods and approaches they have chosen to pursue their mission, they share their personal stories with racial justice and provide educators and caregivers with activities to help guide their children in the learning process.

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January 22nd, 2022: Kingian Nonviolence

Speaker Robin Wildman, the author of a Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) curriculum, used internationally by educators and trainers of young people, provides parents and educators a brief background on KNV and its potential role in raising children that are pacemakers. Robin has dedicated her professional and personal life to practicing and teaching Kingian Nonviolence. Her 28 years as a public school teacher has given her the platform to train educators, administrators, and students in Kingian Nonviolence. Because of the training, school staff and students have reported experiencing profound transformation in the way they address conflict. As a nationally acclaimed expert on Kingian Nonviolence education, Robin has conducted Nonviolence workshops for parents and teachers, given lectures and interviews.

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December 18th, 2021: Christmas and December Holidays Around the World

The seminar invited parents, educators, and children form all around the world and the US to share their holiday traditions with fellow caregivers and children to promote inclusiveness and diversity.

For Read Alouds about holidays from different cultures click here!

 

November 20th, 2021: Native American Rights

Speaker Georgia Esperanza Adams provides caregivers and educators guidance in contemporary issues related to Native Americans. Georgia is of Myaamia (Miami) descent and married into the Mingo (Onkweonwe) community. She has worked on language revitalization efforts through Bowling Green State University to revive the Mingo language. Georgia has run children's camps and language revitalization camps in northwest Ohio for the Mingo community over the years in an effort to bring back a nearly extinct language and many cultural traditions. She is an activist for Native American sovereignty rights, and for the preservation and restoration of native habitats.

For Read Alouds surrounding this topic click here!

 

October 23rd, 2021: Bullying Prevention

 

Marie Benner-Rhoades, On Earth Peace's Youth and Young Adult Peace Formation Director, adresses Bullying Prevention as part of On Earth's Peace Bullying Prevention Month activities, equipping caregivers and educators with tools, such as storytelling using OEP's Read Aloud Program, to talk to children and the community about bullying prevention.

For Read Alouds surrounding this topic click here!

 

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