Peace Works Travel Blog

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Packer Collegiate Program Teaches Students New Artistic, Communicational, Cultural Skills

Student Exchange Program Teaches Students New Artistic, Communicational, Cultural Skills Monday, April 2018 by Channa Kev At the end of March, 11 PEPY Scholarship students and 11 Packer Collegiate Institute students from Brooklyn participated in a four-day exchange program together in Siem Reap. The objectives of the program were to learn and share about each other’s schools, skills, and cultures.… [Read Full Article]
Monday, April 02th, 2018

Teachers, Students & Gun Violence

My first “Active Shooter on Campus” drill didn’t help. The administration meant well, as did the SWAT-trained police brought in to prepare teachers for the worst imaginable day of our careers. How to respond effectively to a gunman [so far, always a male] and keep the students safe? The professional development training was inspired by the Umpqua Community College shooting in… [Read Full Article]
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]