Peace Works Travel Blog

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Witness History

It's been called the most important 26 seconds of film in history: home movie footage captured in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 by a Ukrainian-born dressmaker, Abraham Zapruder. The only film of President Kennedy’s assassination, shot by a civilian spectator, endures as visual evidence. Today, the digital revolution has democratized civilian testimonial power.  Like Zapruder, our students are amateur independent journalists, their mobile phones a civic tool to chronicle the times.… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, November 05th, 2019

Crossing Borders: One Year Anniversary

I recently celebrated a special anniversary: one year of organizing and co-leading our Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Student Travel Experience. What has working in ethical student travel taught me? Savor every moment in the company of the many migrants we meet. More often than not, we hear someone’s story and then they disappear into anonymity: to immigration detention, a smuggler’s… [Read Full Article]