Sustaining Peace: Nancy Barron and Sibylle Gruber.
Teaching a course called “Rhetorics of Peace” as an UDW course. I wonder if we could develop an UDW class called “Writing for Change” that would be promoted as action-oriented, lots of business, project management, etc., etc. Could be pitched to “Engineers without Borders, teachers without Borders, etc.” PoliSci students?
Zinn, Buddha, Day, Thoreau, Emerson, Addams.
Architects of Peace!! Wow. Website and bound book. http://www.scu.edu/ethics/architects-of-peace/homepage.html
Angelou: gets them hopeful.
What does peace look like without war? They start to pay attention to images, to portraits.
Mother Tereasa’s advice: smile 5X a day.
Proposal, feasibility report, writing, presentation. Poster board presentations.
Community got engaged; mayor, Peace Corps, deans and chairs.
When applied at the first year level:
Gee, Hall, NLG, Sturken and Cartwright (look up), Selber.
Developed an in-house documentary about social action – interview with students.
Doc. done by graduate student: logistics?
Central question: what would I do? (students researched volunteer opportunities, had to find a match with their own values).
Senior projects: Midwives and Nurses: Choices for Women.
Sexworkers Unite: A call for unions.
Domestic Violence: A call for awareness.
[connect with God’s child – human trafficking.]
I'd rather teach peace: another book to look up.