Arts & Special Events

Empowerment through Arts & STEM

“Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.” – Chinua Achebe

All of our workshops incorporate participatory art, helping young people find their voices and express the possibilities of a world different from our own. Through partnerships with artists, as well as creative projects in our workshops that encourage students to envision a world defined by human rights principles, we tap into young people’s natural empathy and creativity.

“When machines and software control more and more of our lives, people will seek out more human-to-human connections–all the things you can’t download” – Thomas L. Friedman

Two factors are rapidly changing our world: technology and globalization. To be successful, the next generation will need to understand the latest digital tools, but also understand how people all over the world think, feel, and act. Many of our out-of-school workshops and gatherings combine the arts with core math and science skills, helping to create empathetic young people who understand what ethical progress that benefits all people can look like.

The Peace Project is committed to providing access to art and encourages all forms of artist expression.  To this end, the Peace Project has active partnerships with museums and galleries, hosts special events for artists, and facilitates youth access to various mediums of art and culture.

Upcoming Events

  1. Peace Walk 2019 September 21st 3pm Ward’s Island Bridge 
  2. Video Screenings
  3. Book Club Series

8th Grade Book Club Meeting

On the Come Up

When
Thursday, December 12th, 6-8pm

Where
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Upper School Library
1 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

For additional information, please email: info@peaceprojectinc.org

 

Build Peace with Us, One Student at a Time.

In-Class Educational Programming

We deliver human and civil rights education workshops (length and content informed by extensive conversations with educators) that transform youth from passive receivers of information to change makers and advocates for peace. Students benefit from field trips, arts-based learning, hands-on instruction, and moderated discussions.

Curriculum Design
& Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Curriculum Design & Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Collaborative Learning Experiences

In collaboration with local artists and activists, we use art as an expressive medium to stimulate debate, foster self-expression, feed imagination, and spark creativity. Students work in small groups and individually to creatively solve problems, hone leadership and collaboration skills, and articulate their commitment to tolerance, coexistence, and equity.

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