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Chicago, IL

Cities of Peace seeks to amplify the struggles of young people in Chicago and Phnom Penh as they organize to transform harm and create community healing. Using their own site-specific histories as a jumping off point, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Peace Institute of Cambodia will form Community Peace Councils which will interrogate the roots of structural and relational violence and practice transformative justice. They will produce a documentary film, develop exhibitions, and participate in an international exchange which will culminate in a Community Peacebuilding Summit in Chicago in the summer of 2015.


At the conclusion of the Teach-Ins, the Cities of Peace team compiled a trauma-based pedagogy curriculum utilizing tools developed from the Teach-Ins, thematically-related chapters written by the Chicago Peace Fellows, and K-12 lesson plans by Teach-In participants. The Cities of Peace Curriculum is meant to engage with Progressive Era history through the lens of Hull-House, Cambodian history, and contemporary issues. The Cities of Peace Curriculum is to be used as a resource in classrooms, alternative education spaces, and elsewhere. Take a look!

Cities of Peace Curriculum