INTERNATIONAL PEACE WEEK
Monday, September 19, 11 a.m. - noon
Discussion led by Professor Alonzo Smith, Ph.D.
An overview of Peace Week at M.C. in the D.C. area, and globally
Campus Center 015, Rockville Campus
Tuesday, September 20, 12 - 1:45 p.m.
Discussion led by Mark Miller and Mike Eckert
"There Ought to Be a Law Against War!
(Actually There Is: What Happened?)"
Tech Center 216, Rockville Campus
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Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 p.m.
HU011, Rockville Campus
In Observance of the Grand Opening of the
National Museum of African American History and Culture
A Discussion led by Prof. Alonzo Smith, Ph.D., former curator for
the Program in African American Culture, National Museum of American History
- Navigating the new NAAMAH website
- African-American History in Maryland
- African-American History in Montgomery County
- The African Diaspora in the Americas
- The Black Experience Globalized
- Contemporary Human Rights and U.S. History
Students will get ideas for the writing assignments. If you are a faculty member, this will help in many course preparations.
Free and open to the public
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PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES HAS ITS FIRST COURSE!
Do you wish to live in a more peaceful and just world?
If you want to know how you could help create such a world,
register for PHIL 209.
This course introduces peace and justice thought in Western and Eastern philosophic literature.
It explores how the Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions address the
issues of peace and justice in individual, family, communal, national, and global life.
Congratulations to Professor Tulin Levitas for creating the course
and shepherding it through the approval process!
What is the Peace & Justice Studies
Community at Montgomery College?
In our preliminary conversations, those of us who have already been meeting have identified three directions in which Peace and Justice studies at MC might move:
- a formal peace studies program with a full curriculum of designated courses aimed at an academic degree
- a less formal program that would include courses from a variety of disciplines aimed at an official certificate
- and “infusion,” which involves focusing courses that already exist on a peace and/or justice theme.
These are not incompatible approaches; in fact, the last may move into the second, which could eventually result in the first.
At Montgomery College, we pride ourselves on our diversity and on the opportunities we provide for personal and academic growth. With the creation of this initiative, the foundation of a Peace and Justice Studies program here at MC, we wish to establish a forum for bringing to life the maxim “be the change you wish to see in the world.” We wish to explore how to bring the ideals, and the practice, of peace and justice to the classroom, to the campus, to the community, and to the world.
We who have already started the conversation hope that you will join, and that together our voices and our actions will create new learning opportunities that focus on peace and justice at Montgomery College.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi
Professor Pat Ruppert, Coordinator, HU016, Rockville Campus (240) 567-5242
Nancy Nyland , Webmaster, (240) 567-7854
Art Work by Prof. Marta Lautz in Honor of International Human Rights Day
Updated July 10, 2015