Third Annual Peace Initiative

March 2nd - 6th, 2020

The Peace Initiative will facilitate a discussion of techniques that can be used to cultivate peace within the individual, community, and our society.  As such, this information can help us to more effectively address the challenges that we are currently confronted by with regard to the social fragmentation in our society.  If we can foster greater levels of understanding and unity with those who have differing views, then the problems that we face can be addressed by working together, rather than working against one another.        

Third Annual Peace Intiative Schedule

The Peace Intiative Flyer and Schedule are avalble for download and also described below. 

All events are free and open to the College of Charleston campus community as well as the general public.

Co-constructing Community: Finding Peace

March 2, 3:15-4:15 Robert Scott Small building, room 252

Katie Houser, Mary White, and Ryan Stone, Early Childhood Development Center

Confronting Hate: The Role of Meditation in Winning Hearts and Minds

March 3, 3:15 – 4:15; Robert Scot Small building, room 252

Rhonda Swickert, Department of Psychology

Mending the Fracture Lines: Strategies for Promoting Peace along Ireland’s Borders

March 4, 10:00 – 11:00; Addleston Library, room 227

Moore Quinn, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

ECDC and Memminger Elementary Peace Parade at the
College of Charleston, Cistern Yard by Randolph Hall

March 5, 10:00 - 10:30 at CofC Cistern Yard by Randolph Hall

A Force More Powerful: A Film on Nonviolent Resistance 

March 5, 6:00 - 7:15 Education Center, room 118

Meditation Retreat

March 6, 3:00 - 6:00 Multicultural Student Programs and Services, 207 Calhoun St.

Rachael McNamara, Counseling Center

Register for this free retreat at

The Peace Initiative has been sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and PsychologySustainability Literacy InstituteThe Office of Institutional Diversity, and The School of Humanities and Social Sciences