The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV students hold online forum on peace and reconciliation

Two online sessions on Feb. 25 include student research

Students from a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) class focused on issues related to race, space and place present an online forum on Thursday, Feb. 25.

The forum – titled Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice – consists of two main panels organized around two central ideas.

(Re)Conciliation as Peace runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with opening remarks from Dr. Keith Carlson of the UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre.

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Anti-Racist Education as Social Justice takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with opening remarks from Dr. Jacqueline Nolte, dean of the College of Arts.

Professors Michelle La Flamme and Anna Griffith co-facilitate the event, which feature student research projects from their Interdisciplinary Studies 300 course Race, Space and Place.

Student projects from the Peace and Conflict Studies program at UFV are also featured.

Students present their research in 10-minute segments. This is followed by a question-and-answer session and facilitated conversation.

Registration is required at eventbrite.com by searching the title of either session. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out two days before the event.

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