Imaging Peace in Your Neighborhood and the World

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Date & Time: Saturday, January 5, 2008
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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First Unitarian Church
Bancroft Room, State Street Entrance
90 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Center for Global Community and World Law
Description: Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Dr. Elise Boulding and Warren Ziegler created an imaging workshop which we will adapt to motivate behavior in the present by using images of the future. Their theory is that people will not be able to create peace in their neighborhood and the world if they haven't envisioned it. As people imagine a positive future, they then can work back into present time to achieve a different present with a timeline and concrete action steps. The questions will be considered: How an we create a world where climate change is reversed, where people treat each other with dignity, respect, inclusiveness and solidarity, where people can live in safety and justice. ow do we begin to build trust between peoples to address the needs of our neighborhoods? How can we create ecological balance while keeping human rights, gender parity, global ethics and universal values in mind? Participants will leave with a knowledge of their first action step to achieve their goal. Mr. Reinaldo Rivera, Northeast Region Community Representative of the US Department of Justice and Dr. Michael Britton will be speaking. Annette Farrington and Virginia Swain will be facilitating.; Call 508-753-4172 ext 3 to RSVP by January 3.
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Phone: 508-753-4172x2
Entered by: Virginia Swain

Created: December 18, 2007 at 9:15 PM
Last Modified: December 20, 2007 at 9:33 AM

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