Peace Works Travel Blog

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Polytechnic School: Vietnam/Cambodia Discovery 2019

Cu Chi Tunnels - June 2019 We began the day at 8:00am with a two hour bus ride to Kim Phuc’s family restaurant. Kim Phuc is the famous little girl in the napalm bombing picture; during the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped napalm bombs that destroyed Kim’s village and many others. Before the picture went viral, many US citizens were… [Read Full Article]
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]