Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution: Weaving Together Community and Curriculum, March 3-4, 2011

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Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

The conference seeks to bring together educators, researchers, students, community activists, non-profit professionals, artists, poets, writers, and individual citizens involved in the teaching, learning, and practice of peace not only in a traditional classroom setting but also in the larger community. The focus of the conference will be to engage participants and presenters in reflecting about and discussing how we can work individually and collectively to meet today's challenge of resolving conflict by promoting peace and justice (social, environmental, restorative etc.) in our local and global communities.

On March 4, conference participants are invited to a screening of the film "Thread", a documentary about five Afghan women who take control of their own lives and in the process help rebuild their war-torn country. A reception with the film's director and producer will take place prior to the screening (Reception: 4:00 pm; Film screening: 6:00 pm; both in Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus).

Proposals due: January 31, 2011

Submissions for scholarly papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, exhibits, performances and workshops may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Pedagogy
- Curriculum / Course development
- Class / group projects (collaborative/cooperative learning, simulations,
problem solving, etc.)
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Community Activism
- Volunteerism
- Non-profit work
- Visual / Performing Arts
- Film / Video
- Poetry / Creative Writing

Undergraduate students in 2- and 4-year colleges are strongly encouraged to submit their original papers, reflective journals, creative writing, art projects, videos etc.

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words to: by January 31, 2011.
For telephone inquiries, call Kiki Anastasakos at 610-861-5568