Peace essay contest



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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

Beware Stubby Glasses: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/opinion/brooks-beware-stubby-glasses.html

Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/upshot/the-measuring-sticks-of-racial-bias-.html?_r=0

Weight Stereotyping: The Secret Way People Are Judging You Based on Your Body:

http://www.glamour.com/story/weight-stereotyping-the-secret-way-people-are-judging-you-based-on-your-body-glamour-june-2012.


RACE: Why Are We So Different exhibit at The Science Museum

http://www.understandingrace.org/home.html
Question 2: PEACE ACTIVITY
Nobel Peace Prize http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/

The Forgiveness Project http://theforgivenessproject.com/stories/

The Forgiveness Project http://theforgivenessproject.com/stories/scarlett-lewis-usa/

(Scarlett Lewis’s Story)

The Charter for Compassion International / Peace Sector

http://www.charterforcompassion.org/index.php/partners/peace-and-non-violence

Peace Of My Mind https://apomm.net/


Question 3: PEACE LITERACY
Peace Literacy http://peaceliteracy.org/

Peaceful Revolution http://paulkchappell.com/

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

Americanah by 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

Friends for a Nonviolent World www.fnvw.org

Veterans For Peace: www.veteransforpeace.org

World Beyond War: www.worldbeyondwar.org

Edge Of Sports: http://www.edgeofsports.com - Dave Zirin, writing about sports from a peace



and justice perspective




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