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Global Peace Week Brings Positive Practices, Resilience...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Global Peace Week 2020 was a virtual success with more than 1,500 Valencia students, employees and community members attending Zoom workshops on positive peace practices, resilience, conflict transformation and peace practices focused on social justice, Celebrating Peace Day and the culture of peace. Organized by the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI), workshops […]

Engage in Reflective Practices in PJI Fall Retreat

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 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 during the Peace and […]

Registration is Now Open for the 2020-2021 PJI...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 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 for staff. The cohort experience, which focuses on applied practices in peace and justice, is open to all staff members at the College and will take […]

Join the Peace and Justice Institute Fall Activities and ...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses The Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all. Its aim is to nurture an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within our community — one where conflict leads to growth […]

Valencia College’s Annual Global Peace Week Goes Virtual

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Each year the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) celebrates Global Peace Week and the International Day of Peace by hosting a weeklong conference. PJI will dive into the festivities and events this year from Monday, September 21 – Thursday, September. 24, 2020, in a virtual space, continuing its mission to highlight […]

The Fall/Winter 2020 PJI JOURNAL is Now Available

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Fall/Winter 2020 edition of the Peace and Justice Institute’s JOURNAL is out, with articles covering a variety of topics, including civil rights, building interfaith bridges, the stories of three Muslim women, and ableism and language, among others. “The JOURNAL provides a twofold purpose: to […]

PJI Common Read Book Club Addresses Childhood Trauma and ...

Monday, August 3, 2020 Join the Creating a Resilient Community Common Read, a book club initiative by the Peace and Justice Institute addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma healing and resilience. The Common Read initiative is open for community members and Valencia faculty and staff as part of PJI’s larger community resilience work. Its theme is also […]

PJI Youth Academy Offers Opportunity for High Schoolers...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Parents asked for it and the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) responded. A new PJI Youth Academy – Social Justice Series for Central Florida youth in 9th-12th grades will be offered online Monday, August 3, Wednesday, 5 and Friday, August 7, beginning with an orientation on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Do you know any […]

PJI Principle 13: Maintain Confidentiality

Monday, July 13, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 13: As we have conversations surrounding racial injustice with our friends, coworkers and family, an important Principle to honor is maintain confidentiality. […]

PJI Principle 12: All Voices Have Value

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 12: When we listen deeply to each other, we can be impacted by another person’s perspective in ways we never thought possible. […]