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All People. All Voices. All Matter: Conversation on...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses On Monday, January 30, 2017, Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) launched its annual week-long Conversation on Justice. PJI’s Conversation on Justice brings students, faculty, staff and community members together across all Valencia campuses for workshops, films and debates that feature hot-button issues […]

Nursing Professor Marci Dial Promotes Civility in...

By Dani Moritz-Long Integrity. Respect. Open-mindedness. Teamwork. Patience. Compassion. Courage. Unity. Support. These are among the words that new nursing students used to describe civility — a word which should guide them as learners and eventual practitioners of nursing — during the Nursing Civility Ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Throughout the ceremony, the students, […]

Peace and Justice Institute’s Newsletter Available Now

All People. All Voices. All Matter. Read how Valencia’s Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) embodies this mission in the organization’s biannual newsletter, which features experiences of students, faculty, staff, college leadership, members of the community and global citizens who live the ideals of peace and justice with passion. In this issue, read about Pulse vigils […]

Peace and Justice Institute Celebrates Unity During...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses In honor of the International Day of Peace, the Peace and Justice Institute on both East and Winter Park Campuses promoted its mission, “All People. All Voices. All Matter,” through an array of activities, educational opportunities and guest speakers from Monday, September 19 – […]

Join the 2016-2017 PJI Practitioner Program Cohort

Learn how to collaborate at Valencia, work through conflict and enhance our culture of inclusive excellence through the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) Practitioner Program. The cohort experience, which focuses on applied practices in peace and justice, is open to all staff members at the College and will take place Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Thursday, May […]

Reflecting on Global Peace Week: Workshop with Iron...

East Campus employees and students make a human peace sign with rainbow colors as part of Global Peace Week. Each September, Valencia’s Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) celebrates the International Day of Peace, sanctioned by the United Nations, by hosting a series of events during Global Peace Week. The week features guest speakers, film screenings, performances, and arts […]

Yasmeen Qadri Inspires Future Agents of Peace — Faculty H...

By Dani Moritz-Long Yasmeen Qadri didn’t exactly receive the welcome she hoped for when she joined the Valencia family in 2003. While most colleagues and students greeted her with open arms, she was also — regretfully — greeted with contempt. Upon her arrival, flyers, fueled by blind hatred in the wake of the September 11, […]

Featured Colleague — Krystal Pherai

By Dani Moritz-Long When Krystal Pherai enrolled in a Valencia class, entitled Introduction to Peace Studies, little did she know the impact the class would have on her life. At the time, she was merely curious about the topic — but, today, she realizes that her seemingly insignificant decision would forever alter the course of […]

Hot off the Press: Peace and Justice Institute’s...

Valencia’s Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) bi-annual newsletter was recently released. In this issue, you’ll find everything from an article clarifying PJI’s transition from the Peace and Justice Initiative to the Peace and Justice Institute, which is now focused on an a larger community impact, to reflections about past events PJI participated in and a list of […]

All People. All Voices. All Matter. Read About How PJI...

Valencia’s Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) bi-annual newsletter is hot off the press! Inside you’ll find a moving “Community Commitment to Culture of Peace” written by PJI Advisory Council Chair Patricia Ambinder, get a sampling of the myriad ways PJI is taking its “All People. All Voices. All Matter” message to the community at large, plus highlights […]