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PJI JOURNAL Spring/Summer 2021: A Community Faces the...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 By Rachel Allen, Director, Peace and Justice Institute  What can happen when a community comes together with courage, truth and love to face an unspeakable history of violence, pain and trauma? Healing and transformation, a new freedom and a new sense of belonging and togetherness. Fear and shame often keep individuals […]

PJI JOURNAL Spring/Summer 2021: A Conversation with...

Monday, February 8, 2021 Elizabeth R. Thompson is the former executive director of the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture in Orlando. In her new role, she is the director of community engagement at the Downtown Campus of Valencia College, located in the historic Parramore Community. We asked Elizabeth a few questions about herself […]

You’re Invited to the 2021 PJI Spring Faculty and Staff...

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Date: Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Online You’re invited to slow down, engage in reflective practices, explore the Principles for How We Treat Each Other and practice the art of asking honest and open questions as a means of knowing self and others […]

Rachel Allen Named Coach Clifford’s Social Justice Game C...

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Congratulations to Rachel Allen, director, Peace and Justice Institute, for being recognized by the Orlando Magic for her work in the area of social justice. The recognition — known as Coach Clifford’s Social Justice Game Changer — is given to those engaged in outstanding efforts in their community to bring about social change. […]

Join the PJI Common Read Book Club

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Join the PJI Common Read, a book club initiative by the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, healing and resilience. The Common Read initiative is open for community members and Valencia College faculty and staff as part of PJI’s larger community resilience work. Its theme is also the […]

Join PJI for The Dream Community Dialogue Series

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Join the Peace and Justice Institute — in partnership with the Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission — for The Dream Community Dialogue Series. The foundation of these workshops highlights our shared humanity by inviting participants to explore race and systems of privilege and oppression while focusing on our […]

You’re Invited: Conversation on Justice 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Date: Monday, January 25 – Thursday, January 28, 2021 Time: Multiple times Location: Zoom (Password: COJ2021) (Please note this is a revised Zoom link and password as of January 27) With equity driving Valencia College’s Strategic Impact Plan, don’t miss the Peace and Justice Institute’s Conversation on Justice (COJ) from Monday, January 25 through Thursday, […]

Peace and Justice Institute Welcomes New Staff Member

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Valencia College welcomes Erick Sanchez, Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) implementation coordinator, as a new addition to the Winter Park Campus. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and has experience in higher education, […]

You’re Invited to the Community Resilience Series...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Dr. Ken Ginsburg, author of the book, “Building Resilience in Children and Teens, Fourth Edition,” and who practices adolescent medicine, was overwhelmingly well-received as the keynote speaker at the recent Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference earlier this year. The Peace and Justice Institute and Orlando Health have partnered to bring him […]

Begin the PJI Practitioner Certificate Program for Faculty

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Now is the time to begin the Peace and Justice (PJI) Practitioner Certificate for faculty program. Learn the historical and current peace practices that will enhance our culture of inclusive excellence and equity through this program. Topics include equity, peace, pedagogy, working with conflict, sustainability, empathy, belonging and more. Explore and reflect on how […]