We organize several events on campus each semester, in addition to the Days Without Violence every April.
We endeavor to present diverse topics including local, national and global issues. We address not only overt violence, but also the more subtle and invisible structural violence, e.g. suffering connected to gender, race, sexual orientation, poverty, environmental degradation, etc. and analyze the connections between all types of conflict and violence. We also work to promote an understanding of actionable, positive alternatives to violence.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we have paid particular attention to promoting understanding of the deeper causes of terrorism, war and violence. We also have sought to promote respectful dialogue between people of different political, religious or other beliefs.
We greatly appreciate the wide range of skills, experience among faculty, staff and students and work to incorporate their expertise into our events.
Past topics have included:
Link to a full list of all of PACSI’s additional educational events. Please note that some of the events on this list were part of Days Without Violence.
Other workshops, task forces and conferences include: