Cities of Peace (Irina Zadov, Moses Williams, Pamela Quintana)

Saturday April 8 11-11:50 AM Room 5030

Cities of Peace is an intergenerational initiative which connects the struggles of young people in Chicago and Phnom Penh as they organize to transform harm caused by state and interpersonal violence and create community healing. Using their own site-specific histories as a jumping off point, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) and the Peace Institute of Cambodia (PIC) have formed delegations of youth Peace Fellows who have interrogated the roots of structural and relational violence. Over the course of two years, youth have participated in an international exchange, developed trauma-informed critical curriculum, created a documentary film, and facilitated a series of teach-in’s to re-imagine learning spaces as sites for healing and resistance.