Understanding Violence with Cary Reid (June 15 to July 6, 4 sessions / 4 weeks)
^ June 15 to July 6, Tuesdays, 1130 UTC
Everyone is aware of how destructive violence is and we all want less violence in our world. However, violence is usually not physical and we are not always aware of all the ways in which violence occurs. This course will help you to become aware of the ways in which violence affects us all and the ways in which we may contribute to violence.
In this course, you will
- understand the different kinds of violence — direct or structural or cultural
- be able to identify violent actions, structures, and cultures
- learn strategies to transform violent actions, structures, and cultures
- become self-critical of your own violence as well as supportive of others and know when to “call out” offenders vs “call in” partners
We will begin by crowdsourcing a set of case studies from participants. We will investigate these case studies and try to understand the extent of violence. The course will be filled with discussion and reflection and questioning our roles. Your assigned homework will be to practice (how to) engage with a conflict case study.
Prior Requirements: Non-expert level. Come with a willingness to learn and expand your perspective
>>When & where will you learn?
The course will be held across 4 sessions every Tuesday in June, from June 15 to July 6
Dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 6
Time: 1130 UTC >> 0730 New York (UTC -5), 1230 Lagos (UTC +1), 1700 Mumbai (UTC +530), 1930 Shanghai (UTC +8)
Duration: 60 minutes per session
No. of sessions: 04
Course capacity: 12-15
Total time commitment (session hours): 5 hours
The course sessions will be online on Zoom. We will post the access links on the course page on the WLWG platform. The sessions will be recorded in case you miss one.
>>Who will you learn with?
Cary Reid has been engaged with teaching peace & politics in various contexts for about 12 years: having taught global politics to high school students in the United World College movement in India and Japan, taught Peace & Conflict at the Harbour School in Hong Kong, and taught an international negotiations course at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Prior to teaching, Cary served as a diplomat in the Jamaican Foreign Service and represented Jamaica at the United Nations and the European Union.
He opened the Jamaica office of the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Health Access Initiative and worked with partners to introduce point-of-care HIV monitoring testing to Jamaica and the Caribbean. After working in Jamaica, he helped the Clinton Health Access Initiative to change the malaria treatment landscape in southern Africa. He also staffed a peacekeeping mission to Jonglei, South Sudan, to end the inter-tribal violence that put the viability of the new nation in jeopardy months after independence. He brings a holistic view of education to his teaching practice and he believes that it is essential that we, as educators, put learners at the center of their learning experience.
>>Will you get a certificate of completion?
To receive the certificate of completion, you need to attend 3 of the 4 sessions.
>>Let's Get Started
Since we are open to members from all parts of the world, we offer a sliding scale of contributions. Our plans, in general, are priced as “1-hour session = 1-hour Movement or Language class,” and are available at three levels of financial experience.
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