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PJI Principle 3: Create an Advice-free Zone

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 3: Create an advice-free zone. Replace advice with curiosity as we work together for peace and justice. Each of us is here […]

PJI Principle 2: Listen Deeply

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, online schooling for kids, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. […]

PJI Principle 1: Create a Hospitable and Accountable Comm...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, children at home, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week, for […]

Kelsey Visser Shares How She Creates a Hospitable and...

Kelsey Visser, part-time faculty, New Student Experience, and Peace and Justice Institute project coordinator and facilitator, recently wrote an article discussing the ways in which we can remain calm around our children while being resilient and responsive in the age of coronavirus. Published in ACEs Connection Central Florida — a social network that recognizes the impact childhood experiences […]

Second Annual ‘Creating a Resilient Community:...

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Online We all need hope, healing and connection now, more than ever. Come together as an online community to be encouraged, inspired and supported during the Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference, which will now be hosted as a virtual conference on Tuesday, […]

Peace and Justice Institute Launches #Votes4All Public Wo...

Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute, in partnership with a dozen community organizations, will present five free public workshops this spring that examine the role of gender and race in voting in Central Florida’s past. Titled “#Votes4All: The Power to Create a More Perfect Democracy,” the series run until Wednesday, May 13, 2020; the public is […]

It’s Time for the Black History Celebration Breakfast

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Time: 8 – 10 a.m. Location: East Campus, Building 8, Room 101 Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute and the African American Cultural Society invite you to the Black History Celebration Breakfast. For this annual event, professional leaders representing multiple sectors of the community gather with students to share their […]

You’re Invited to the 2020 PJI Spring Faculty and Staff R...

Date: Friday, February 21 through Saturday, February 22, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Venue on the Lake (641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland) Registration is now open for the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) Spring Faculty and Staff Retreat, which will be held on Friday, February 21 through Saturday, February 22, 2020. Nationally acclaimed speaker and […]

PJI’s Spring Issue of the JOURNAL is Now Available

The spring issue of the JOURNAL — the Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) publication — is now available. Take a look inside the PJI Academy for Teachers and how the program has influenced the professional practices of the participants. Read about where feminism is today, as well as an interview with Reign Hervey, a black […]

PJI Featured on Power Talks

Our Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all — nurturing an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within the community. PJI Director Rachel Allen and Professor of English Rudy Darden, who is also a PJI facilitator, were guests on the most recent episode of Dr. Rev. Joel […]