By Marilyn

Creating a toolkit for change

The challenge: take a group of 20 independent-minded and passionate young people from many different geographical locations, have them spend a week together talking about the pressing issues facing their generation — everything from inclusion in the arts to mass shootings to the lack of funding for mental health services in schools to violence targeting … Continue reading »

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Planning for peace

Peacebuilders Camp is stepping out of its comfort zone with our third session this year. We’re trying something new, and we’re not so sure how it’s going to turn out. But if the first two days of this session are any indication, we’ve got a very high chance of success. For a few years, we’ve … Continue reading »

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“I feel so powerful!”

Learning and growth happen at camp in many different ways. Sometimes learning happens because of the carefully planned curriculum, sometimes because of the ideas and experiences that campers spontaneously share with each other, and sometimes because of the serendipity that brings eager learners and inspiring teachers together in an environment that fosters exploration and knowledge-sharing. … Continue reading »

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Are you up to the challenge?

All of Session 1 campers from Peacebuilders Camp 2018 are home, or on their way. Many are probably napping, while others are telling their families of the friends they met, the things they learned, and the new things they experienced during a very full week of camp. While they, like our staff, will appreciate a … Continue reading »

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A Peacebuilders Tradition

For the eighth year in a row, Peacebuilders campers traveled to Ellenton, Georgia to learn about the work of the clinic there that serves migrant farm workers. Thanks to a donation from Diaz Foods in Atlanta, and to Café Campesino staff who transported it, campers were again able to stock the food pantry that the … 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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Where do you stand on the right to a fair wage?

Everyone has the right to a fair wage, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our campers didn’t have any trouble understanding why this right is important! And yet as obvious as it is that pay should be fair, they also are very aware that for many workers, this is a right that is … Continue reading »

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A foundation for building peace: honoring dignity

“Everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This first article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was also the focus for our first day of camp. Our initial task in understanding what this article means was to define dignity. Words like “value,” “respect,” and “equality” came up in our discussion. To … Continue reading »

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Session One Campers are almost here!

Peacebuilders Staff are really excited to meet our first week campers tomorrow morning! We thought you might like to get to know a bit about them, too. Our first twenty campers will be coming from urban, suburban, and rural areas of Georgia, including Leesburg, Clarkston, Atlanta, Powder Springs, Snellville, Americus, Woodstock, Bronwood, and Quitman. They … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilders Staff, ¡Presente!

With less than 36 hours to go before the start of camp, we expect that our first week campers might be busy checking their packing lists, settling jittery nerves, or enjoying a last outing with their family. Our staff, on the other hand, are already hard at work at camp, and quickly coalescing into a … Continue reading »

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