Peace Works Travel Blog

Friday, March 16th, 2018

My Lai Massacre 50th Anniversary - March 16, 1968

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in the military history of the United States. On that day in 1968, in the course of four hours, a company of American soldiers in Vietnam systematically slaughtered over 400 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, in the village of My Lai in Quang Ngai… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Mira Costa: Cuba Digital Storytelling Works - February 2018

"What’s the best way to spend winter vacation? Opening the minds and changing perspectives of eight fantastic students by making documentaries in Cuba! More to come... #bestjobever" - Michael Hernandez, Digital Storytelling Instructor Photo Highlights: Learning about sustainable agriculture in Vinales Valley. Oliver interviewing a local artist in Havana. Jacquelyn and Oliver interviewing a member of the local arts cooperative,… [Read Full Article]
Friday, January 19th, 2018

Harvard- Westlake - Crossing Borders: A Digital Storytelling Program

Saturday, January 6, 2018 We began our educational adventure to the California- Mexico border with a full day preparation workshop. Students received a lecture exploring the history of the U.S. Mexico border relations, a video production workshop focusing on interviewing techniques, light, sound and equipment and a guest lecture about Chicano identity from cutting-edge poet Myriam Gurba. Together, our group identified our main areas… [Read Full Article]
Wednesday, November 22th, 2017

Archer School for Girls - Cambodia - November 2017

November 6, 2017 Pre-departure: The crew of travelers: November 8, 2018 : Pre-departure Hello by Video: Connecting with students in Cambodia before we meet in person! November 12, 2017 Day 1 -We Made It! We arrived safely! We've just spent a spectacular day exploring Phnom Penh and enjoying extraordinary meals. Now we get to indulge in a long night of sleep… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

La Jolla Country Day School: Vietnam Discovery 2017

Some highlights from La Jolla Country Day School's trip to Vietnam this summer Visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City The students relax on the boat ride to their homestay in Mekong Students meeting up with their pen pals at Can Tho University On the last night our travelers let loose with some karaoke!  [Read Full Article]
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