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Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

A Southeastern Native American Approach to Dreams

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
This class will combine teaching about dreams in Mvskoke/Creek culture with learning how to draw meaning from dreams for personal and collective growth.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Art Appreciation: A Moment in Time

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
A daily exploration of singular master artworks intended to transport the viewer to a particular moment in time of monumental consequence. Students will engage in "active seeing" to explore the artwork's form and content.
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Artivism

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Explore the historical context of music in inciting social change with Grammy nominated musician and activist Joe Troop.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Behind the Mask - The Real Face of Boys and Men in the 21st Century

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Discover what lurks behind the masculine mask - unpacking the myths of manhood.
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Common Ground on the Hill Veterans Initiative

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
The Common Ground on the Hill Veterans Initiative invites veterans and civilians to come together in a trusting and supportive environment. This is the workshop that changes lives!
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Community Organizing: A Crash Course

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
Explore the basics of grassroots community organizing and will engage in a number of exercises designed to prepare participants to initiate a civic activism project of their own.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Educating for 21st Century Citizenship

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
We will reflect on the changing political and social needs of the present age and consider educating students to move into the future.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Finding Common Ground Through Cinema and the Arts

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
View and discuss films, music, and mural art with their creators in an engaging classroom setting.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Hidden Bias in Curricular Resources

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
Curricular resources (books, digital media, worksheets, etc.) can contain hidden messaging that impedes inclusivity and negatively impacts student success. Particularly recommended for teachers.
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Icons of the Blues

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Connect with icons of the blues with someone who connected and toured with them. This class will feature stories, archival film and recordings, bringing these remarkable artists back to life.
Evening Events
Class Spans

Keynote: Masculinity is at a Crossroads: Why That Matters for All of Us

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
Keynote Address: Monday, July 4 at 8 PM Eastern Time. FREE Author Andrew Reiner examines notions of what masculinity is and how it needs to change in an era of rapid, deep social change.
Evening Events
Class Spans

Keynote: Sole Witness - Quest for Border Wall Justice

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Keynote Address: Monday, July 11 at 8 PM Eastern Time. FREE - No registration required. In-person at WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Photographer John Kurc uses images, film and lecture to illustrate what he found on the US/Mexico border. John will be joined by Rev. Randy Mayer
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Medieval Perspectives on Modern Crises

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
The division and struggle we are now experiencing has happened before, 700 years ago. What can we learn from those who survived to tell their tales?
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Music and Healing: Body, Mind and Soul

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
Most of us have experienced the healing power of music either as listeners, dancers, or players; yet there are ways in which music is much more powerful than we can even imagine. Learn about the science and share stories of healing.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Nonviolence - "Now Wasn't That Creative?"

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
The ideas and the practices of nonviolence are often highly imaginative and remind us how powerful creativity can be - not only in the arts but anywhere that change finds some wiggle room to blossom.
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Peace Education in the Classroom and with Adult Offenders

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
Discover how peace education can help overcome negative experiences.
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Peace in Ireland

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Discover how to harness our anger as a force for good, using songs, film, poetry and more to make the learning meaningful.
Period 5
Class Spans
1 Period

Red Rooster Juke Joint

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
All Levels
Join Handy Award winning journalist and radio personality Cary “The Rooster” Wolfson in a listening, vintage film-watching and discussion gathering every afternoon as he converses with blues personalities
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Samaritans at the Border, Immigrants Among Us

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
This workshop will focus on globalization and how it affects communities which in turn stimulate immigration into our First World country. It will lift up the plight of the migrant and illuminate the deep instinct for survival and love of family.
Period 1
Class Spans
1 Period

Science of Narrative: Why Storytelling is Important to Public Health

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
Storytelling is a powerful way to convey uncommon knowledge and insight in a manner that appreciates common experiences. Explore how storytelling is being used from a public health perspective.
Period 5
Class Spans
1 Period

Search for Common Ground

Available:
  • Week 1
Available:
  • Week 2
Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
The flagship class of Traditions Weeks. In an atmosphere of trust and safety, and inspired by song and story, we will listen to and learn from the voices of our sisters and brothers from communities represented in our circle.
Period 3
Class Spans
1 Period

Sole Witness Quest for Border Justice: Kurc, Mayer & Wallin

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Photographer John Kurc joins Randy Mayer of Good Shepherd UCC and Shura Wallin of the Green Valley Samaritans to reveal the beauties and tragedies of the borderlands.
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Sole Witness: Quest for Border Wall Justice

Available:
  • Week 2
Skill Level: 
N/A
Learn about professional photographer John Kurc's journey of discovery at the US/Mexico border and the non-profit that the discovery spurred him to found.
Period 4
Class Spans
1 Period

Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

Available:
  • Week 1
Skill Level: 
N/A
Few people, however, know the personal stories of the people who were the movement. Discover their stories, collected over many years of travel across the south.
Period 2
Class Spans
1 Period

Stories, Customs and Traditions of the Woodland First Nations

Available:
  • Week 3
Skill Level: 
N/A
Learn the stories and customs of the Woodland First Nations, guided by master Ottawa storyteller Pun Plamondon.