Peace Week at UC Irvine is an initiative to build a more compassionate and understanding community by expanding our knowledge on peacebuilding and nonviolent practices in problem solving.

Students for Global Peacebuilding thanks the following organizations for launching the 5th Annual Peace & Justice Week:


Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and the International Studies Program in the School of Social Sciences
Cross-Cultural Center
Office of Student Affairs 
Minor in Civic and Community Engagement in the Division of Undergraduate Education


Please join Students for Global Peacebuilding and supporting UCI organizations for UCI's 2017 Fifth Annual Peace and Justice Week public events, January 24 - 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 24th

6 - 7:20pm at UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

A PANEL DISCUSSION: "Addressing Injustices and Bridging Divides"

Focusing on post-Ferguson truth telling, post election dialogue, and schools to prison pipeline.


Natalia Molebatsi, South African poet

David Ragland, Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Truth Telling Project, Ferguson, Missouri

Cris Toffolo, Professor & Chair of Justice Studies, Northeastern Illinois University & participant in the Truth Telling Project, Ferguson

Mei-Ling Malone, Professor, Los Angeles Southwest College

Michael Minch, Professor and Director of Peace & Justice Studies at Utah Valley University

Workshops to follow 7:30 - 8:30pm

— "Being a Facilitator of Truth Telling," UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay B

— "Finding Your Voice and Using it, Truthfully," UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay C

For further information, please contact Christina Ong at

Wednesday, January 25th

6 - 7:30pm at UCI Student Center, Moss Cove A

A conversation with UCI student organizations on "Addressing Social Justice Issues”

Representatives of UCI student organizations will discuss social justice issues in the UCI and off campus communities.

Moderator, Jade Turner, M.S., Associate Director, Cross-Cultural Center and President, Black Faculty and Staff Association

and featured artist, Staci Mitchell

For further information, please contact Christina Ong at

Thursday, January 26th

6:30am - 7:30pm at UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A

"Arts for Peace and Justice"

Featured artists:

Natalia Molebatsi, South African poet

Staci Mitchell, Professor at California State University LA and poet

UCI performers are Jaclyn Alcazar, Alex Lebroski, Leilani Kalb, Lyndon Forrester, Kevin Lin, UCI Uncultivated Rabbits

For further information, please contact Christina Ong at


All events are FREE and open to the public

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Peace & Justice Week began as a goal of the student club, Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP), to bring peace awareness to the campus and to inspire individuals to work toward a better today. Peace & Justice Week is an opportunity to learn about the pragmatic and systems-changing tactics of peacebuilding and nonviolence from leading experts in the field.

Goals of Peace & Justice Week:

  • Encourage community connectedness at UCI
  • Gain conflict resolution skills
  • Examine how peacebuilding programs have made an impact
  • Explore career options in peacebuilding
  • See how art can promote peace
  • Have fun!

Thank you to everyone and their support who has made our vision of the possible. To get involved with SGP, or for more information, send us an email here:


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