In this section, PEACE will be exploring the different and inclusive workshops that PEACE offers at UWRF
PEACE Change Agent Workshop Series
Who are you? Where have you been? (Tuesday, April 2, 2013)
- Take part in interactive exercises that prompt you to reflect on the complexity of identity and its construction.
- Learn about the concepts of dominant and subordinated group memberships that will help you understand the complexity of your own identity.
- Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself and others.
Where are we going? Empowerment and Allyship (Tuesday, April 9, 2013)
- Identify current and historic social injustice. Find out with has been done and what can be done to create sustained change.
- Deepen your understanding of your personal identity. Discover your capacity to engage in the world and create change.
- Guided exercises will help to develop a greater understanding of how we can use our privileged and oppressed identities to become empowered allies in creating change.
Engaging in our Community (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)
- What issues are you passionate about? How will you make a difference in your community?
- Equipped with your life experiences, new knowledge and a desire for change, learn how to take action.
- Discuss global economic, social, and environmental issues while developing personal action plans for community engagement. We can make the world a more PEACEful and just place for all!
The final Celebration (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)
- During the final celebration we will reconnect on what experiences brought us together, and what we have changed or learned since the workshops.
- PEACE will pass out certificates and T-shirts for completion of the 3-Day Workshop Series
- Congratulations and thank you for joining us in this experience, after debriefing and certificate hand-out there will be time to have small group chat.
*All sessions will be taking place on Tuesday's from 3:30-5:30p.m.
Located in the Willow River Room(334)-University Center.
Circle is a process that allows everyone an opportunity to speak and share. The process is rooted in values and respect for all. It is a way to empower others through listening. Circles create a safe place for the heart, mind, and spirit.
In a Talking Circle, participants explore a particular issue of topic from many perspectives. Talking Circle participants do not attempt to reach consensus on the topic. Rather, all voices are respectfully heard in order to stimulate personal learning and growth through reflection.
All Talking Circles take place on Thursday's from 9:30-11:00a.m. in the St. Croix River Room, 3rd Floor of the University Center (321)
- Topic: Let's Talk About Race -Thursday, February 21st, 2013
- Topic: 'How Do We Define American' - Thursday, March 14th, 2013
- Topic: 'What's Your Tree?- Believe in Your Dreams & in Your Power to Change the World!' - Thursday, April 25th, 2013
An Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation
This 75-Minute workshop, facilitated by UWRF students, is an introduction to the philosophy and strategy of Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation.
This workshop is useful for Everyone! Strategies to deal with conflict in your personal life, in the workplace, or in your work for social change.
This workshop covers:
1) The 4 Types and 3 Levels of Conflict
2) The 6 Principles of Nonviolence, (how to respond to conflict) and
3) The 6 Steps of Nonviolence (using the principles for social change).
All of these 75 minute events are located in the Falls Room of the University Center (Lower level of the University Center)
- You are not required to attend all sessions, just one, but are more than welcome to join us for all three sessions if you wish.
These events will take place:
"The choice is not between Violence and Nonviolence but between Nonviolence and Nonexistence." -Martin Luther King Jr.
*During Spring 2013 New workshops are being developed and will be offered campus wide in Fall 2013
The Office of Student Life and PEACE values the full participation of all people, please contact us at Studentlife@uwrf.edu or by calling (715) 425-4444 if you have any questions or for any accommodations required for you to fully participate