Peace Studies Coordinator Reflection
Peace Studies Research and Articles
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A project from Professor Katy Gray Brown's Philosophy of Civilization, "A for Anarchism: a Zine" is a magazine-styled short-story introduction to the political concept of anarchism. Themes include dismantling the misconceptions of anarchism, definitions of anarchism, anarchism in democracy, and profiles of anarchist founders and famous anarchist theorists.
A project from Professor Katy Gray Brown's Literatureof Nonviolence course presents another zine on telling the story of the Active Inclusive Movement (AIM). AIM is a collaborative student initiative working to create a more welcoming and inclusive Manchester University. Combating stereotypes and dismantling GLBT bullying and harrassment is the main objective of AIM.
During January-term, Professor Katy Gray Brown taught Peace Issues, which this year was entitled "Utopian Experiments,
Intentional Living Communities, and Countercultural Movements." A group of 13 traveled all
over the nation to study and dwell in intentional communities. The trip was full
of adventure, learning, soul searching, and conscientious and compassionate
community living. Above is a link to the ZINE (anarchist
scrapbook...small scale publication) to showcase the journey.
The intentional communities visited were New
Harmony in Southern Indiana, Shaker Village in Kentucky, Little Flower Catholic
Worker Farm in Virginia, Twin Oaks in Virginia, Acorn in Virginia, Koinonia Farm
in Georgia, Jubilee Partners in Georgia, and Idyll Dandy Acres (IDA) in
Tennessee. The class also witnessed in D.C. at a "20 Years of War in Iraq"
demonstration and teach in. While in Georgia the group also visited the Habitat for
Humanity headquarters in Americus, Georgia as well as met President Jimmy Carter
during his Sunday School and morning worship at his home congregation: Maranatha
Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
Butler University student Hannah Wysong's academic research and report on Manchester University's birth of Peace Studies. Wysong describes the atmosphere of Manchester in a post World War II era, shares correspondence between Gladdys Muir and President Vernon Schwalm to start the program, and explains the beginning implementations of the Peace Studies academic program.
With the intentions of joining a CPT delegation in January 2011, Cliff Kindy was denied entry into Israel/Palestine. Included is Kindy's experience and interesting dialogue between Kindy and Israeli security personnel.
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