RESOURCES FOR THE 2017 LESLIE REINDL (Map-Sponsored)
PEACE ESSAY CONTEST Congratulations for deciding to write a peace essay. Below we’ve listed a few of the many books and websites that might give you ideas and guide your thinking, but know also that you may well have many living resources moving thru your life every day. Friends and family, teachers, and
others you know, may be activists and have stories and strategies to share, as well as suggestions of others to talk with, books to read, and websites to visit. Good luck, and thanks for taking the time to do this important work.
Question 1: IDENTITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS On identity:
The Changing Faces of America: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/changing-faces/funderburg-text
How Code-Switching Explains the World: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/04/08/176064688/how-code-switching-explains-the-world
The Seven Forms of Peace Literacy: http://peaceliteracy.org/the-seven-forms-of-peace-literacy/
On Implicit bias (issues of identity):
The “invisible” bias in a culture of itchy trigger fingers!!!: https://medium.com/@tamalex/the-invisible-bias-in-a-culture-of-itchy-trigger-fingers-876877edd53b#.u7skdwcjw
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation https://www.wagingpeace.org/
General Resources Books Authors: Paul Chappell, Leo Tolstoy, Helen Caldicott, Thich Nhat Hanh, or Walter Wink.
Bombing Civilians by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn Young.
The Green Zone by Barry Sanders. War’s impact on environment.
The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built America by Sally Denton
War is a Lie and When the World Outlawed War by David Swanson
War is a Racket: A Few Profit and the Many Pay by Major General Smedley Butler
Why Civil Resistance Works by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan
Americanahby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Google Martin Luther King “Why I Am Opposed to the Vietnam War”
Peace curriculum developed by Cecil Ramnaraine, long time MPS social studies teacher. Built around biographies of peacemakers, thus suggesting many people one could research and look into more.
Additional Websites Minnesota Alliance of Peace Makers (MAP) - Minnesota Coalition of 70 peace and justice organizations
www.mapm.org Nobel Peace Prize: www.nobelpeaceprize.org
Mayors For Peace: www.mayorsforpeace.org - Mayors worldwide saying “It’s not OK to bomb my city”
Plough Shares: www.ploughshares.org - Working nationally to eliminate nuclear weapons
Fellowship of Reconciliation: www.forusa.org - Interfaith peace organization
Move To Amend: www.movetoamend.org - Working to get big money out of political influence
Space For Peace: http://space4peace.org - Against weapons and nuclear power in space