During the first meeting Peace Fellows developed inquiry question for each of the four content areas below and brainstormed on which content area they would like to facilitate in the coming months.
Structural and interpersonal violence and peacebuilding at the turn of the century: Hull-House and Jane Addams (December)
- What were some methods she used to help eliminate structural and interpersonal violence?
- Did any work get done to address violence inflicted on native people?
- What were some challenges?
Structural & interpersonal violence and peacebuilding Cambodia (January)
What is violence to them?
What peace work is happening?
Do they experience police brutality?
What’s the plight of low wage workers in Cambodia? Are they unionizing? Why or why not?
Structural & interpersonal violence and peacebuilding in Chicago today (February)
What parts of chicago need a lot of rejuvenation?
How does this work within our current legal/economic system? How does this affect our progress?
How do we get those most severely affected on the front lines of the action?
How do we make sure the practice is de-institutionalized?
Radical imagination: community healing at home and abroad (March)
Where do we start?
How do we create an organic healing infrastructure that addresses all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual?
How do we heal communities in a way that doesn’t perpetuate systems and institutions?
What role does destruction play in healing? Can violence play a role in healing?
We also developed group values in small groups of three, some of the values that came up include: