Inaugural Peace Conference Encourages Attendees to Live, Think, Practice Peace
The Voyagers’ Community School, a preeminent and progressive learning institute based in Farmingdale,
N.J., today announced plans to host an inaugural peace conference on June 22 and 23. Aptly titled the Voyagers’ Peace Conference, the two-day event will be held at the independent learning institute and raise awareness for
non-violent solutions to issues that challenge our world, educational philosophies and environment.
The conference’s Friday and Saturday schedule will include prominent key note speakers, workshops and events that will inspire attendees. During the two-day conference, more than 20 cross-generational workshops will encourage open conversation towards prevalent issues that challenge our world. Workshop topics to be discussed include
peace and conflict; food justice; human rights; self-awareness and transformation; youth and adult dialogue; democracy and peace education; and advocacy.
“The inaugural Voyagers’ Peace Conference will give non-violent activists of all ages an opportunity to unite
and harness their energies towards the betterment of society. The conference will raise awareness for peaceful opportunities through progressive learning, and incite the peacemaker within each of us,” commented Karen M.
Giuffré of the Voyagers’ Community School.
The Voyagers’ Peace Conference will happen from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Voyagers’
Community School. Key note speakers will include:
Friday, June 22
Opening address by Dr. Nel Noddings, author of Peace Education: How we come to both love and hate
Endnote address by Zoe Weil, President and Founder of The Institute for Humane Education and author of Most Good, Least Harm: A simple principle for a better world and a meaningful life.
Saturday, June 23
Opening address by Grandmother Flordemayo, a member of The International Council of the Thirteen and mothers.
Endnote address by Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and author of Legacy of Love: My education in the path of nonviolence. Following years of daily lessons from his grandfather, Dr. Gandhi works nternationally to perpetuate the philosophy of nonviolence. He employs constructive programs in villages throughout the world to raise the oppressed out of social and economic distress. He has been featured as guest speaker at numerous notable organizations, including the Chicago Children’s Museum; the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan; the Young Presidents’ Organization in Mexico; the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan; the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Monmouth University School of Social Work is a sponsor of the Voyagers’ Peace Conference. Tickets are
available via Voyagers’ Peace Conference on Eventbrite.
For more information about the Voyagers’ Community School, please visit www.VoyagersKids.com.
About the Voyagers’ Community
Based in Farmingdale, New Jersey, the Voyagers’ Community School was founded more than eight years ago to teach traditional academics in non-traditional ways. The school implements the fundamental philosophies of John Dewey, Loris Malaguzzi, Maria Montessori, Sylvia Ashton-Warner and other prescient educators, to educate students from grades kindergarten through high school. Highly-qualified educators combine with the school’s advanced digital technology, progressive arts program, and state-of-the-art learning facilities to ensure the success of every child.