Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices For Peacebuilding

28 Jul 2021 | Online

Education can be a driver of conflict that fuels grievances, xenophobia, and misinformation, or it can address conflict dynamics in the United States and contribute to peacebuilding. Join the Alliance for Peacebuilding on July 28th in a discussion about working with educators and state and city governments to align the U.S. history curriculum with a peacebuilding approach. We will present Kate English and Patricia Shafer whose organizations provide peace education to young people, including training, mentoring, and teaching conflict history and prevention. 

We will also engage in a discussion of the recent bill introduced by Senators Chris Coons and John Cornyn, the “Civics Secures Democracy Act”, which aims to restore the importance placed on civics education in American classrooms and expand access to civics and history education. This event is part of a series of weekly webinars on 'Preventing and Reducing Conflict and Instability in the United States: Shaping What Comes Next' organized by the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the U.S. Peace, Justice, and Democracy Working Group.


  • Liz Hume (Moderator), Acting President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

  • Patricia Shafer, Executive Director, NewGen Peacebuilders

  • Kate English, Executive Director, Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

Time and date: July 28, 2021 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM EDT.