For our combined Peace Studies and Global Issues trip, students spent a week in the Bay Area exploring social justice issues and activism—focusing especially on education, race, the prison system, and global interconnection.
On Friday, October 25th the students and staff of the Woolman Semester School gathered with over 100 members of the broader Nevada County community in celebration of the 123rd firing of the school's renowned six-chambered, wood-fired climbing kiln. The night included a lecture by Richard Hotchkiss, one of the original designers of the
The Catalyst Project is an organization that teaches white people how to help stop racism, which is a really great thing to do. I learned that anyone can make a difference in society no matter how they have been affected. The woman that came to talk to us was an incredible person who is really changing the world- which was inspiring to me and my friends. She has been involved in activism for a long time.
The Truebloods' living room is humming with friendly chatter and chewing, and then seeped in silence as an author enters the room. Laura Magnani introduces herself, author of Beyond Prisons. She is the director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Bay Area Healing Justice Program, working with people of many backgrounds to transform social tensions and systems to promote peace.