Archive | The Roots Of Peace Series

Building Peace in a Stormy World: Exploring the Causes and Conditions of War and Peace

A talk by Paula Green at Greenfield Community College,9/24/2010 Dr. Green’s talk and photos explored her work as an international peacebuilder and highlighted her understanding of the root causes of conflict and the obstacles to peace. She also talked about how insights from her professional training in psychology aid her efforts to create learning environments […]

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Poetry & Resistance: A Celebration

A talk by Michael True at Greenfield Community College,11/5/2010 Michael True, an activist peace educator, has documented the nonviolent tradition in American literature.  He introduced his presentation on poetry and peacemaking in our Roots of Peace series, by saying the “most important thing we can do as peacemakers is teach peacemaking skills.”  Under themes of “Battlefield,” “Homefront,” […]

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A survivor speaks of his experience surviving the atomic bomb

A talk by Takaaki Morikawa at Greenfield Community College, 4/29/2011 Takaaki Morikawa, a survivor of the Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, shared his personal history of the event using a power point presentation and a film dramatically illustrating the devastating effects of the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Mr. Morikawa’s presentation described […]

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