Social Transformation

13th Annual White Privilege Conference

12/17/2011

In past years, members of the Saybrook community have been involved with the annual White Privilege Conference. All are invited to attend the upcoming event next March.

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A Just World: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Social Justice

11/28/2011

March 30, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

Justice is a pressing concern in the world today, and discussion about it must be, beyond theory, practical and multi-disciplinary. While justice is a fundamental virtue and goal advocated by world religions, the task of creating a just world cannot be solely a religious one. All disciplines can and must contribute to the conversation about what justice is and how it can be achieved. Conference organizers invite scholars representing different disciplines to speak about various aspects of social justice from their perspectives—such as, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, the business world, and education.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2012 - Abstract submission deadline
  • January 30, 2012 - Decision to accept/reject abstracts
  • March16, 2012 - Paper submission deadline
  • March 30, 2012 – Conference date

For more information, visit the Conference Website.

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Building the World We Want: A 1-Day Course

11/15/2011

The Metta Center for Nonviolence is offering a one-day course called Building the World We Want exploring Gandhi's 'Constructive Programme'.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
9 am - 5:30 pm
 8115 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, California
Beautiful world"My real politics is constructive work." 
--M.K. Gandhi 

What was “Constructive Programme?”  Why did Gandhi consider it the keystone of his campaign for India’s liberation and the overturning of colonialism (as it was then)?  How would it help us with the present struggle against globalization and corporate rule?  If it were to play a role in the Occupy and other movements of today, what form would it take — or rather is it taking, as there are innumerable efforts right now that could be considered constructive program if they were harnessed for that role? 
 
Explore these questions with us and empower yourself and your organization
to add this neglected dimension to today’s struggle for social change.  
Together we can add unforeseen power to our individual and collective
efforts.

$125 (sliding scale)
Delicious vegetarian lunch provided
To register, please contact Stephanie@MettaCenter.org, or call 707.774.6299

 

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US Human Rights Network Annual Conference in Los Angeles - Dec. 9-11

11/15/2011

The US Human Rights Network has a broad appeal to members of the Saybrook community, covering a wide range of rights issues from a human-centered perspective.

US Human Rights Network USHRN 2011 Conf STD

Building a People-Centered Human Rights Movement!

2011 National Human Rights Conference and Membership Meeting

December 9 - 11, 2011
Radisson LAX Hotel
Los Angeles, California
 
Forces in our country are working aggressively to dismantle the social gains and human rights won through centuries of struggle by people of color, women, and workers in the United States. Now more than ever we must build a people-centered human rights movement to transform our society and the US government to ensure that it respects, protects and fulfills the human rights of all.

The Conference will feature a host of critical human rights trainings for novices and veterans alike, covering these and other critical areas:

  • Defending the rights of Indigenous and Oppressed Peoples
  • Attaining economic and social rights in the United States
  • Securing sexual and gender rights
  • Fighting for racial justice and immigrant rights
  • Fighting against torture and mass incarceration

Register now! For more information visit www.ushrnetwork.org/2011conference or email info@ushrnetwork.org.

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Conference Alerts notifies academics of upcoming events

10/30/2011

Conference AlertsConference Alerts is a valuable resource for academics. Users subscribe (for free) to receive e-mail notifications about upcoming conferences and events.

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Learn about the global peace movement

09/26/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a Saybrook University is pleased to co-sponsor “Taking Stock of Peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide,” featuring presentations from some of the leading academics studying peace in our time.

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Moral Courage, nonviolence, and peace in rural Columbia

07/16/2011

Marc Pilisuk, who teaches in Saybrook's Social Transformation program, will speak on "Moral Courage, Nonviolence, and Peace  Communities in Rural Columbia" on Wednesday, July 20. 

Dr. Pilisuk is one of the leading scholars of peace in the world today.  He is the editor of the recently published three volume anthology  Peace Movements World Wide, the most extensive study of the global peace movement ever developed.  He is also the 2010 winner of the Society of Psychologists for the Study of Social Issues’ Distinguished Service Award, and its 2011 award for teaching.   

  • What:  Marc Pilisuk on "Moral Courage,  Nonviolence and Peace Communities in Rural Colombia."
  • Where:  UC Berkeley, 210 Wheeler
  • When:  3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20

 

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Join us for the launch of: Peace Movements World Wide

06/29/2011

Peace movements worldwide vol 2 AHIMSA, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, and Saybrook University are proud to present a free public forum featuring some of the leading voices in the global peace movement. 

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