Peace Works Travel Blog

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Peace Works Travel: LBGTQIA+ Inclusion and Safety Policies

Student Support- All students need a safe and supportive environment to be fully present for educational travel. If a transgender or gender non-conforming student and/or their parent/guardian express a desire for support and/or special accommodations during the program, Peace Works Travel may convene a Student Support Team. The Team will develop a student support plan in conformity with Gender Spectrum’s… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Teaching Resource: LGBTQIA+ Community Vocabulary

Identity and words are intrinsically connected in all cultures. Vocabulary is essential to an accurate understanding of issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. Through words, we can educate, support and amplify the many voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ stands for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual community. The plus sign is included to ensure people that don't… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 23th, 2019

A Reflection on Educational Privilege

A Reflection on Educational Privilege I have attended private schools my entire life; from the second I stepped on campus to Mayfield Junior School as a kindergartener to now a Junior at Westridge, the worry of not have a school to attend has never crossed my mind. I wish I could say I understood the immense privilege of receiving a… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Program Highlight: Urban Studies - Chicago, IL

“True peace is not the absence of tension, but the presence of justice.” Dr. Martin Luther King In January of 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved with his wife Coretta and their four children to a third floor apartment at 1550 South Hamlin in the North Lawndale community of Chicago. From North Lawndale, King launched what he called the “action phase”… [Read Full Article]