We know we've sent you multiple emails this week, however we are excited to announce that we have received a matching donation to allow two participants to attend the Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive through a scholarship.
Our goal is to raise $1200 by the end of the day tomorrow (Friday) to make this scholarship possible.
Please make a contribution which will allow two future peacebuilders to attend the PPI free of charge.
We are also eager to highlight two members of our team of "edu-learner" faculty who will present and learn with us at next month's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive. We are proud of the diversity of this year's instructors as well as the exciting group of participants who will be learning together. Please read below for more information about Bill McKibben and Amy Seidl and find links to biographies for all of our faculty.
There is still time to apply if you haven't yet done so--but please apply today!
Highlighting "Discovery" presenters Bill McKibben and Amy Seidl
Bill McKibben, world renowned author, activist, scholar, and a founder of 350.org, will be present at the 2011 Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive in Burlington, Vermont, via teleconference from Europe.
Bill will be in dialogue with ecological sphere plenary presenter Amy Seidl, whose latest book (June 2011) 'Finding Higher Ground', is described as 'a playbook for the years ahead', and helps us to "open our eyes to the agitation of change" , "talks us through the possibilities we have on the planet we've created" with stories of adaptation and resilience, told with 'unflinching courage'. As, in Time magazine's words, "the planet's best green journalist" and the Boston Globe's "country's most important environmentalist", Bill McKibben will help contextualize the most fundamental 'right relationship' of all, humanity's fragile and wounded relationship with our only home, planet Earth, as the necessary ground of all other spheres and of life itself.
After Bill and Amy share their presentation with us, Amy has graciously agreed to do a book-signing for PPI participants for her new book, "Finding Higher Ground".
The National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) is a one-week learning program for people who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their communities. The PPI provides a holistic introduction to the theory and practice of peacebuilding and engages participants in cooperative learning experiences, including the preparation of a peacebuilding project proposal to take back to their organization, workplace or community. The program supports the development of the full spectrum of knowledge, skills and capacities of the peacebuilder - inner and outer, personal and professional.