Core Peacebuilding Workshop Series

In this FREE workshop series, we invite all educators, parents, caregivers, nonprofit professionals, and general community members to join us as we develop the skills and strategies to build peace within, with others, and in service to the community. Each morning, our brilliant co-founders, Dr. Maya Soetoro and Dr. Kerrie Urosevich, along with an inspiring crew of peacebuilding guest speakers, will ground us in peacebuilding knowledge and and best practices. Each afternoon, weʻll break into small facilitated action planning groups to create and launch peace action plans of our own.

Over the past several years running our Core Peacebuilding Workshop Series, our participants have launched hundreds of action plans in our community, including:

  • Social-emotional learning curricula in their schools; engaging community in peace walks, rallies, murals, and gardens; restorative justice campaigns;
  • LGBTQ+ clubs;
  • Family conflict resolution plans; and
  • Peer mediation programs,
    among many others.

This year, our series will take place at Pacific Buddhist Academy (1754 Lusitana St, Honolulu, HI 96813) from 8:30am-3:30pm on the following dates: 10/22/22, 12/3/22, 1/21/23. The three sessions build upon each other, so we ask that you try your best to commit to attending all three. All participants will be served a light breakfast and lunch at each of these sessions — free of charge. There is ample free parking on site. Note: We will be requiring masks to be worn when not eating/drinking.

FOR DOE EDUCATORS SEEKING PDE3 CREDIT: DOE Educators seeking PDE3 credit will also be required to attend an additional session on 11/19/22 from 9:00am-noon @ Pacific Buddhist Academy to achieve the required course hours to earn PDE3 credit. In addition to registering here, DOE Educators seeking PDE3 credit must also register on the DOE PDE3 website, as you do for all PDE3 opportunities. Please email if you have any questions about this.

Mahalo to the Nā Lei Aloha Foundation and the H.T. Hayashi Foundation for their support in making this workshop series a reality and free-of-charge to all.

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