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FALL 2013 SERIES - PATHWAYS TO PEACE

Celebration of International Day of Peace
Presentation of Champion of Peace Award
to Dr. Gene Sharp

Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 AM in MLK Room, Ellison Campus Center

To celebrate International Day of Peace 2013, the Peace Institute will present Dr. Gene Sharp, the world's foremost expert on nonviolent resistance, with our Champion of Peace award. In a lifetime of creative scholarship at Harvard University, Oxford University, and elsewhere, Dr. Sharp established nonviolent struggle and people power as having potential for political and social change. His writings have been used by activists the world over, from the jungles of Burma to the streets of Serbia to Tahrir Square in Egypt during the Arab Spring. Dr. Sharp is the author of two brilliant works: From Dictatorship to Democracy and Waging Nonviolent Struggle. These books list and explain 198 strategies for nonviolent resistance. These strategies range from speeches and slogans to fasts and hunger strikes to mock awards and even skywriting. Dr. Sharp’s books have been translated into scores of the world’s languages and are readily available for free downloads on the internet. Dr. Sharp also founded the Albert Einstein Institute in Boston for the study of strategic nonviolent struggle.

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Waging Peace, by Paul K. Chappell

Wednesday, October 23, 11 am, MLK room, Ellison Campus Center

West Point graduate, Iraq war vet, and peace leadership director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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“Can the Sensation-seeking U.S. Media Foster Peace?”

Panel Discussion with Salem State Faculty, led by Professor Rob Brown

Wednesday, November 6, 11 am, MLK room, Ellison Campus Center

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NEW CLASS

Fall 2013
Peacemaking in World History I

This course will be inspiring, timely and empowering!
Learn about history’s peaceful side, and new ways of thinking about the past, present and future.

  • Did you know there are 70 peaceful societies in today’s world?
  • Do you know when the world’s first peace treaty was signed?
  • What are some of the peace visions in the world’s religions?

HIS 101 Section 24: 9:25-10:40am
HIS 101 Section 23: 10:50am-12:05pm

Academic Building, room 302, South Campus

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PAST EVENT

International Day of Peace
Champion of Peace Award 2012:
Salem Peace Committee

Friday, September 21, 2012, 6:00-9:00PM
Veterans Hall, Elison Campus Center / Free Admission
African Drumming by Les Enfants du Soleil, Peace Music, and International Dinner

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UPCOMING EVENT

A PEDAGOGY OF BLISS
History, Mystery and Tragic Beauty

Dr. Stefan Schindler

Department of Philosophy, Salem State University
With Dr. Severin Kitanov as Panel Respondent

March 4, 2013, 11 am - 12:15 pm, Meier Hall, room 426

A Philosophy Department public lecture on philosophy of education. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Philosophy Club, the Peace Institute and the School of Education.

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PAST EVENT

International Day of Peace
Champion of Peace Award:
Lewis Randa, Peace Abbey

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11AM-12:15PM
MLK Room, Elison Campus Center / Free Admission

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Peace Abbey site: www.peaceabbey.org
The National Registry for Conscientious Objection

PAST EVENT

International Day of Peace
Champion of Peace Award

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 11AM
MLK Room, Elison Campus Center / Free Admission

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PAST EVENT

Awakening the Dreamer,
Changing the Dream Symposium

Where On Earth Are We Going?
What Can We Do About It?

Saturday, September 25, 2010 – 9:00am-1:00 pm
Abbot Public Library, Marblehead / Free Admission

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PAST EVENT

Aviva Chomsky
"They Take Our Jobs!"
Twenty Myths About Immigration

Monday, February 30, 2010, 11:00AM
MLK Room // Free Admission

Avi Chomsky earned her PhD from the University of California Berkeley specializing in Latin American history. In teaching history through the years, she has followed the controversial issue of immigration and is now speaking out. Her book “They Take Our Jobs!:” Twenty Myths About Immigration strives to clarify this complex issue with facts and historical perspective.

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PAST EVENT

International Day of PEACE

Monday, September 21, 2009, 11am
MLK Room // Free Admission

Featuring Peace Music with Maggi Smith-Dalton. Musician and historian Maggi Smith-Dalton is a specialist in 19th- and 20thcentury music, history, and culture.

The Champion of Peace Award will be presented to North Shore Community Mediation in recognition of their efforts to train mediators to resolve conflict in local schools and communities.

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PAST EVENT

Limits to American Power

Andrew Bacevich
Professor of International Relations, Boston University,
retired Army colonel, and West Point graduate

Monday, March 30 11 AM - MLK Room, Campus Center

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PAST EVENT

IRAQ VETERAN DENOUNCES WAR & SEEKS CHANGE

To commemorate Peace and Social Justice Week at Salem State University, Liam Madden, Boston native, former Marine Sergeant, and co-chair of the nationwide organization, Iraq Vets Against the War, will speak about peace & war.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 PM - MLK Room, Campus Center

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PAST EVENT

Union Leaders from Colombia Talk about David and Goliath Struggles with Multinational Corporations

Monday, November 24, 11 AM Community Time, Room 104, Sullivan Building

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PAST EVENT

Peace Institute recognizes local veterans for antiwar activities

Sunday, September 21

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PAST EVENT

PEACE DAY WITH MUSIC

Come and celebrate World Peace Day at Salem State University with music, arts, and crafts from local artists.

September 21, 2008, Noon-6:00pm

PAST EVENT

CONFLICT PREVENTION
THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE
by Maggie Herzig, Public Conversations Project

Learn about new approaches to constructive dialogue across our deepest societal and global fault lines

Monday, March 31, 7:00 PM
Martin Luther King Room
Ellison Campus Center
at Salem State University,
(see map & directions)

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PAST EVENT

9th ANNUAL PEACE POETRY CONTEST
for All ages

Celebrating "POETRY MONTH" April 2008

Public Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 pm
at Salem State University,
Central Campus Recital Hall, Salem, MA
(see map & directions)

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PAST EVENT

Remembering 9/11
for Peaceful Tomorrows

A Commemoration With Speakers

~ Loretta Filipov, widow from 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows ~
~ Diana Emmons, EMT and first responder ~
~ Captain Gerry Giunta, Salem Firefighter and MA Rescue Team Manager, NY City, 9/11 ~

Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 7-9 PM
Forten Hall (4th Floor of Salem State University Library Building)

~ Music by Salem State students playing guitar and trombone ~
~ Free Refreshments ~

Sponsored by:
~ Students of Salem for Peace (SOS for Peace) ~
~ Salem State Historical Association ~
~ Salem State Social Work Students' Club ~
~ The Salem State University Peace Institute ~

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PAST EVENT

Jerusalem Women Speak
Thee Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision

Sunday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
First Parish, Unitarian Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly, MA

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Sponsored by: North Shore Coalition For Peace & Justice, Cape Ann Forum Merrimac Valley People for Peace First Universalist Church of Essex. JERUSALEM WOMEN SPEAK is a program of Partners For Peace

NEXT EVENT


A peace dove which will be flown all around the world to celebrate International Day of Peace, Thursday, September 21.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202 (Heritage Room) of Ellison Campus Center

Groundbreaking meeting to found a Salem State Peace Club

A club will offer students a chance to become officers, plan activities, and join in networks of other college and university peace groups.

Monday, September 11, 2006, 7:00-9:00PM

Commemoration of The 100th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Struggle for Nonviolence

100 years ago on September 11, 1906 in Natal South Africa Gandhi held a famous meeting to announce to his Indian compatriots his strategy for nonviolence. Shortly afterwards, they demonstrated against the unjust and illegal Black Ordinance.

Come See a Documentary on Gandhi
and Participate in a Discussion with Dr. Krishna Mallick, Professor of Peace Studies, and Dr. James Hoover, Professor of the History of India

Where: Charlotte Forten Hall (Library)

Vegan Refreshments

Earth Day 2004 at SSU: April 10, 2006

Linking Health and the Environment Through Art, Research, and Activism

Theme: Secure Environments: Salem and Beyond

Location: Ellison Campus Center + Charlotte Forten Hall (Library)

From the local to the global humans have dramatically transformed the earth. In doing so they have created new opportunities, as well as inequalities and exposure to risks. This year's Earth Days will explore the meaning of environmental security and how we can make our environments more secure.

Evening Ceremony: April 10, 6-9PM, Charlotte Forten Hall:
Friends of the Earth awards presented to two Champions of Environmental Justice: Professor Danny Faber of Northeastern University and Jose Julio Perez, Community leader of the town of Tabaco, in Northern Colombia, responsible for relocating his town due to the expansion of the Cerrejon Mine, the largest open pit coal mine in the world and major supplier of coal to the Salem Power Plant.

READ ALL ABOUT IT AT THIS SPECIAL EARTH DAY SITE:
http://www.salemstate.edu/earthday/

Camilo Mejia, former US Army National Guard Staff Sergeant,
of Iraq Veterans Against the War, addressed
"Why I Oppose the Iraq War".
Held Dec. 5, 2005, Sponsored by Salem State Peace Institute

Faculty Panel Discussion:
"Is Peace Possible: A Cross-disciplinary Inquiry"

Held Nov. 21, 2005, with Tim Eddy (Psychology), Rod Kessler (English), Rich Levy (Political Science), Ken MacIver (Anthropology) and David Tapley (Biology). Sponsored by Salem State Peace Institute

Earth Day 2004 at SSU: April 12, 2004

Linking Health and the Environment Through Art, Research, and Activism: Wait for the upcoming special edition of the Peace Institute Newsletter dedicated to Earth Day!

Ellison Campus Center + Charlotte Forten Hall

Theme: Creating Sustainable Communities

READ ALL ABOUT IT AT THIS SPECIAL EARTH DAY SITE:
http://www.salemstate.edu/earthday/

First-in-the-Nation Peace College at SSU:
April 16-18, 2004

Wait for the upcoming special edition of the Peace Institute Newsletter dedicated to the Peace College! For more information you can call 603-498-6185 or visit the Peace College Web site at www.salemstate.edu/peacecollege
See the schedule here (PDF format)

UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE PEACE INSTITUTE:

Screening of "La Haine" (Hate): In French with English subtitles-1996-France-Drama

Co-sponsored with the SSU French Club

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 @6:00PM; Vets Hall (Ellison Campus Center)

All Welcome-Free Admittance-Free Snacks


Military Families Speak Out: A Talk with Fernando Suárez del Solar

Thursday, March 11, 2004; 12:00-1:30PM; Commons 101B


Earth Day 2004 at SSU: April 12, 2004

Linking Health and the Environment Through Art, Research, and Activism: Wait for the upcoming special edition of the Peace Institute Newsletter dedicated to Earth Day!

Ellison Campus Center + Charlotte Forten Hall

Theme: Creating Sustainable Communities


First-in-the-Nation Peace College at SSU:
April 16-18, 2004

Wait for the upcoming special edition of the Peace Institute Newsletter dedicated to the Peace College! For more information you can call 603-498-6185 or visit the Peace College Web site at www.salemstate.edu/peacecollege

REPEAT SHOWING

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 7:00PM

More Information Here

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 5:00PM

More Information Here

Exciting Summer 2003 Courses

  • PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION OF THE EASTERN WORLD
  • NONVIOLENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • SSU EARTH DAY - 14 APR 2003

    PEACE INSTITUTE EVENT

    Salem State Faculty and Student Panel
    Theme: China in Transition

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    Writing Contest Awards will be given

    Monday, April 7, 2003
    Community Time: 11am-12:15pm
    Vets Hall, Ellison Campus Center

    PEACE INSTITUTE WRITING CONTEST
    CATEGORIES: Short essay (persuasive, narrative, testimonial etc.), Poetry, Fiction
    Any Salem State University student is eligible to submit his/her writing.
    PRIZE: $50.00 each, one from each category
    DEADLINE: Friday, march 21, 2003. Click here for more information.

    "Demonstrate for Peace"
    Every Tuesday at 11:30 am in Riley Plaza
    (intersection of Route 114 and Route 1A
    in the center of Salem, MA in front of the Post Office)

    Contact person for demonstration for Peace: Lois Martin

    PHOTO EXHIBIT - IRAQ - by Takashi Morizumi

    SC LIBRARY, 1st floor - MARCH 19- MARCH 27, 2003

    The connection between depleted uranium and cancers and birth defects in Iraq since the 1st Gulf War. The U.S. Military used 320 tons of radioactive depleted uranium to harden its shell casings in the first Gulf War. Since then, cancer and birth defect rates in Iraq has soared. The Photographs of Takashi Morizumi capture this human tragedy.

    The Peace Institute at Salem State University Proudly Presents
    FACES OF IRAQ
    (click here for flier and more information)
    Photos, Stories & Discussion with Jim Harney
    Thursday, March 27, 2003, 7:00PM
    Veterans Hall, Campus Center

    Salem State University Peace Institute presents:
    An informal Public Reading of Aristophanes' anti-war comedy:
    LYSISTRATA
    Monday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., Callan Theatre, (Sullivan Bldg. Basement)
    See how those Greek women stopped the men from waging war!
    Free admission, public welcome - Audience participation encouraged
    (One of over 600 readings in a first-ever, world-wide theatrical event for peace.
    www.LYSISTRATAPROJECT.com)

    Salem State University Peace Institute sponsors the following two events during the Peace and Social Justice Week, January 27 - February 3, 2003:

    Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 7:00 pm
    Forten Hall, SSU Library, 4th floor
    Panel Discussion: The Quest for Palestinian Rights

    Thursday, January 30, 2003 - Meier Hall, Room 120
    TOPIC: American Foreign Policy: The Untold Stories
    Video: What I learned about American Foreign Policy

    IRAQ: A CLOSER LOOK Come listen and learn
    Tues., Nov. 12, 7:00PM - Forten Hall, 4th floor, Library, Salem State University

    NOT-FOR-CREDIT SEMINAR IN THE SPRING 2002:
    SEPTEMBER 11: CONTEXT AND CONSEQUENCES

    Teach-In: "Finding Justice In Peace"
    Saturday November 17, 2001 - Faculty Dining Room - 1pm

    Article About the Teach-In in the Jewish Journal

    SPECIAL EDITION OF THE PEACE INSTITUTE NEWSLETTER INCLUDING ARTICLES BY SSU STUDENTS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FALL SEMESTER 2001

    CALL FOR REFLECTIONS, ESSAYS, POEMS, ARTWORK (THAT CAN BE REPRODUCED) by Salem State students about September 11, 2001 horrific events of terrorism in New York and Washington D.C.

    ~ FALL 2001 PEACE INSTITUTE EVENTS ~

    Monday, October 1, 2001
    Community time, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Sullivan Building, Room 106
    Sponsored by Center for International Education
    Co-sponsored by the Peace Institute

    Forum on “Violence at home and abroad”


    Tuesday, October 2, 2001--11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Campus Center, MLK Room
    Co-sponsored by Center for International Education and International Student Association

    Video:  Star War Returns followed by discussion

    Teach-in on the Global Action Against Weapons in Space Campaign.  Star Wars involves many issues—foreign policy, the environment, funding for social programs.


    October 15, Monday evening, 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
    Campus Center, MLK Room
    Co-sponsored by  Center for International Education and International Student Association

    "Criminal Injustice: Indigenous Peoples Rights and the Leonard Peltier Story”

    Video of the late Lew Gurwitz, Lawyer for Leonard Peltier, speaking on the Peltier case in Denmark, 1991, followed by speakers—Bruce Gurwitz, paralegal and founder of the Council for Native American Solidarity and Barbara McCarthy of Families and Friends of  Prisoners will speak and discuss the Peltier case and native criminal justice issues.

    Leonard Peltier, Native American political prisoner, has spent 25 years in prison for a crime the United States government says they have no idea who committed.  In 1976, he was convicted of shooting two FBI agents.  This case is just one of  many other current instances of the United State’s legal system’s perpetuation of injustice toward First Nation’s people.


    October 29, Monday
    Community Time, 11:00 a.m. –12:15 p.m.
    Sullivan Building, 106
    Co-sponsored by Center for International Education and International Student Association

    Video on "Globalization" Global Village or Global Pillage followed by discussion

    An easy to understand overview of what the global corporate economy does to real people and how we can unite to change it. Very positive (full of success stories) and motivating in the face of a vast and daunting problem. Concentrates on what the filmakers call the "race to the bottom", which is the process of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer (as represented by low wages and environmental degredation in the third world) and the "Liliputian Strategy" which is the idea that workers can, out of their own self interest, unite internationally and fight injustice worlwide.


    November 19, Monday
    Community Time, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Sullivan Building, 106
    Co-sponsored by Center for International Education and International Student Association

    Video Guns for greed, School of the Americas followed by discussion

    A video on how people are trained in the military.


    For Spring Semester, 2002 the Earth Day committee has decided to schedule the Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2002

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    EARTH DAY 2001
    April 2001

    EVENT - Zapatista Chronicles 1994-2000
    April 30, 2001, 11:00am (Community Time)

    PAST EVENT

    PEACE INSTITUTE presents

    Personal Testimony of the Struggle of East Timor

    Speaker:  Ajiza Magno, East Timorese activist

    Monday, November 27, 2000
    11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Community time)
    Vets Hall, Campus Center

    Ajiza Magno is originally from Baguia, East Timor but grew up in Dili, the capital city.  She was active in the East Timor resistance movement within Indonesia from 1993-1999 as she worked toward her undergraduate degree in economics at Universitas Sebelas Maret on the Indonesian island of Java. 

    East Timor is the eastern half of the island of Timor which lies between Indonesia and Australia. The land area of East Timor is the size of the state of Connecticut.  In September 199 East Timor announced the results of a referendum on independence from Indonesia.  This announcement triggered militia violence throughout the capital Dili. Many claim that the militias were trained and supported by the Indonesian armed forces. 

    For more information on East Timor, please visit this Web site.

    PAST EVENT

    The Ad Hoc Globalization Committee presents

    PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALIZATION

    Panel members:
    Professor Aviva Chomsky (History)
    Professor Richard Levy (Political Science)
    Professor Kenneth Okeny (History)

    Monday, November 13, 2000
    11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Community time)
    Martin Luther King Room, 2nd floor, Campus Center

    Refreshments will be available

    This event is co-sponsored by the Peace Institute and the Political Science Department


    "Think globally and act locally"

    The Peace Institute and the School of Social Work are collaborating in organizing two events, both of which will be dedicated to Ed Meagher, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the founder of the Peace Institute for his contribution to Salem State University and to the community in the area of human rights. The two events will be organized under a single theme, "Think globally and act locally."

    Mark the following two events in your calendar.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in Charlotte Forten Hall, Library, Salem State University. This event will give special attention to grassroots efforts in environmental justice.

    Monday, April 10, 2000, Community Time, 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m., Charlotte Forten Hall, Library, Salem State University. Annual Human Rights Convocation. This year's theme is globalization and some of the organizing efforts taking place on other campuses.

    Contact: Krishna Mallick, Coordinator, Peace Institute, (978) 542-6298, and Lois Martin, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, (978) 542-6671

    Watch for more detailed information of the two events shortly.

    MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION by

    Dr. Barbara Poremba, Richard Walsh and Nu Vo

    "Life in the Mekong" Monday, November 8, 1999
    Community time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Place: Meier Hall, Room 444 (Slater Lecture Hall)

    Please join Dr. Barbara Poremba (Nursing), Richard Walsh (Media Services) and Nursing honors student, Nu Vo, as they present a video documentary of their 'Return to Vietnam.' While there, they visited Nu's family in a small village in the Mekong Delta. There they experienced the daily living practices while providing public health nursing assessments and teaching.

    Please join us. Announce it to your classes and encourage them to participate in this multi-cultural event.

    Refreshments and food will be available.

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    Peace Institute's Open House

    Thursday November 18, 1999 at 4pm
    Dining Commons, Room 101B (Second Floor), North Campus

    Come and enjoy food and drinks with other students and faculty.
    Find out about:

  • A minor in Peace Studies with a Community Service
  • Community Service as a Humanities Elective
  • Getting involved with the Peace Institute and get credit
  • Peaceable schools and communities

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    Lois M. Martin, School of Social Work, SSU
    "Sacred groves, community forest management, simple living--some environmental lessons for the West."
    Lois will share slides and observations
    from her recent trips to India.
    Monday, October 18, 1999
    11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    (Community time)
    Place: Sullivan Building 106

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    Slide Presentation by Jim Harney, Photojournalist
    "Globalization and the Acteal Massacre"
    Monday, September 27, 1999
    Community time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Place: MLK (Martin Luther King Room), Campus Center
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