Our Hawaii Island 3-part workshop series begins on September 19, 2015 (workshop #1), we meet again on November 21, 2015 (workshop #2), and we celebrate together on January 23, 2016 (Share-Out). Drs. Kerrie Urosevich, Maya Soetoro-Ng and many other local and national speakers, including a newly-added Peace Youth Panel, will be present to share the Ceeds of Peace framework with everyone. We will also provide a hands-on Action Planning session so that you can put these skills to immediate use in your life. If you would like to learn peacebuilding skills for yourself and the children/youth in your life, then please join us. You will also learn how to build bridges and make positive connections between your homes, schools, and communities, to help prepare our young people for a successful and meaningful adulthood.
Is there an age limit to attend the workshops?
While our workshops are geared primarily to adults who interact with children and youth, we would not turn away young people who may be interested in attending. We have had a few middle and high-schoolers attend in the past, and there is the possibility that students could request school credit or formulate a school project based on their Ceeds of Peace experience. Please note that unfortunately we are not able to provide childcare.
What are the parking options?
There is plenty of free parking at the schools. Please respect the campus signage and do not park in any stalls marked "Reserved".
What should I bring to the event?
Please bring reusable coffee and/or water containers (we will have both beverages there). The libraries are air-conditioned and can be cold so please bring a sweater/jacket, etc... Please also bring your "Reflection Questions" homework document (with your answers) - these will be sent out prior to the first workshop dates. And, notetaking materials are recommended.
Who are some of the guest speakers/panelists?
Nonviolent Communication experts Jim & Jori Manske; Retired HI Family Court Judge Mike Town; Friends of 'Iolani Palace Director Kippen de Alba Chu; HI County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth; UHM Professor & Founder of Pinoy Teach Patricia Halagao; HI Elementary School Counselor Stephen Chinen; DOE Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships Camille Masutomi; Public Health Educator & Restorative Justice Lawyer Lorenn Walker; Director of the Global Peacebuilding Center at the US Institute of Peace Ann-Loiuse Colgan; HI Island Managing Director Wally Lau; HI DOE Superintendent Stephen Schatz; and others
What if I want to bring someone with me?
Yes! We want to keep everyone happy and not hungry, so both breakfast and lunch will be provided on site, along with water and coffee. There will be both meat and vegetarian options. However, if you have special food needs, we suggest you bring those foods with you.
Any special circumstances for DOE teachers or counselors getting PD credit?
Yes, you are required to attend all three events and your workshop end-time (Sept. and Nov. dates) is one hour later, so 4:30pm.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?