A few students from Selkirk College travelled to Zambia and the Philippines this past May to study conflict transformation in a cross-cultural setting. They will be speaking about their experience at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
“Selkirk College has partnered with the African Peacebuilding Institute in Zambia and the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in the Philippines to provide our peace studies students the opportunity to learn about global issues in African and Asian contexts,” said Randy Janzen, chair of the Mir Centre for Peace. “It is crucial for our students to understand concepts of peace, healing and reconciliation from other perspectives.”
The Selkirk students, Stesha Amos, Angelique Ahlstrom, and Angelica Duggan, spent several weeks living, eating and studying with students from all over Africa and Asia.
“I was able to practice hands-on negotiation skills. Also, many of the students in my class had first-hand experience with war and genocide – I learned so much from them,” said Ahlstrom, who studies political science.
Admission to the presentation is by donation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, you can phone 250-365-1234.