Guests at Camp

Guest Peacemaker Cameron Williams (aka C-Grimey)

Peacebuilders Camp welcomed a hip hop star to camp on Friday! C-Grimey (aka Cameron Williams) from Chattanooga joined us for a day centered around the celebration of the right to expression. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that all people have the right to freedom of opinion and expression. But as Cameron explained to … Continue reading »

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Guest Peacemaker Izzy Pitman

Izzy Pitman just graduated from Paideia School in Atlanta where she was a varsity ultimate player. As she drove up, campers Kalindi and Prince recognized her and cheered. Izzy had been teaching ultimate at their after school program for the last year and now here she was at Peacebuilders Camp! The boys were excited to … Continue reading »

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Guest Peacemaker Bill Harris

On Tuesday, to meet their first special guest peacemaker, campers traveled to Guatemala. Well, to the Guatemala house at the Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Americus. There they met Bill Harris, the founder of Café Campesino who is a strong advocate for fair trade. Through his leadership and example, Café Campesino has become part … Continue reading »

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Zot Artz, July 27 at 2:00 pm

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La Lucha Sigue – The Struggle Continues

Each day at Peacebuilders Camp is focused on a different human right, and one right we often cover is the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This summer we decided to call on Father Roy Bourgeois to share about his adventures in following his conscience. Father Roy started School of the Americas Watch … Continue reading »

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Breaking down stereotypes

At home during the year I live a pretty quiet little life, so I often find myself sitting and savoring the bustle, noise, activity, and energy of camp. I love the orchestrated chaos. This week has had so much laughter and sports and music and dancing and singing and silliness. I can’t count the times … Continue reading »

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Camp is a safe space

This group of campers has been remarkable. It’s an odd mix of young people to have in a room together, and I wasn’t sure how it would play out this week. So far the eclectic backgrounds have only added to the group dynamic. One big thing I’ve noticed this week is how big a deal … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: Tracy Newton of Koinonia Farm

Since our campers have been working on mural-style art projects, we’ve been thinking a lot about art and it’s role in peacemaking. Tracy Newton, an intern at Koinonia, has brought her artistic skills to Koinonia. She created a tree mural on the ceiling of the Koinonia coffee house and has been doing (and selling it … Continue reading »

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Who has access to the arts?

At Peacebuilders Camp, many of our conversations follow a similar pattern. Campers discuss a particular human right, what groups of people are often denied access to that right and why, and how we can increase everyone’s access to that particular right. This year we followed that same pattern of analysis during a full day analyzing … Continue reading »

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Full days, full hearts

From Erica Schoon, Program Director… We have emerged from the woods! My clothes are filthy, my skin is burnt, my eyelids are dropping, but my heart is full. The past three days have been packed full. We’ve learned about the right to healthcare and housing and the right to work and leisure. We’ve done some … Continue reading »

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