Peace and Disarmament

Back to listFeb 26, 2009

SGI-Canada Presents Workshop on "Victory Over Violence" at ASPnet Teacher's Conference

On February 26, 2009, SGI-Canada representatives Maureen and Glen Brouwer led a "Victory Over Violence" (VOV) workshop at a teachers' conference held in Winnipeg, Canada. They also brought the VOV exhibition to the event. The Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), linked to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), organized the conference. Some 80 attended, including principals and teachers from ASPnet schools, as well as superintendents and representatives from the Department of Education and the Manitoba provincial government. Feedback from the educators revealed that the workshop enabled them to better understand passive violence from a personal perspective. Many expressed interest in bringing the VOV exhibition to their local schools.

[Adapted from an article in the April 2009 Issue of SGI Canada Online News, SGI-Canada]