Webinar: Peace Education in Mexico

11 December, 16.00 GMT +1 / CET (register here)

This webinar will focus on peace building by confronting social conflict in Mexico. This webinar will be given by our member Servicios y Asesoría para la Paz / Services and Consultancy for Peace (Serapaz). 

Serapaz is a of Mexican civil society organisation established in 1996 with the aim of accompanying communities, people and organisations in working through social conflicts. The Peace School was born 14 years ago out of Serapaz´s interest in offering a space for learning, meeting and strengthening the capacities of these social actors on their way to the transformation of their social conflicts. This educational experience is based on the Positive Conflict Transformation approach used by SERAPAZ and other organisations dedicated to the accompaniment of communities and social movements working for social change. The Peace School is designed as an integrated pedagogical proposal that facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and aptitudes for the construction of peace through various nonviolent strategies. This webinar will share more details about the format and results of the Peace School, as well as who the School is designed for and why this process is important in the current Mexican context.

Who can participate? Anyone interested in peace education can join us for these webinars. Register to join!

What language will the webinar be delivered in? In English and Spanish

What technology do I need to be able to view the webinar? We will be using Zoom for the webinar.

How do I register to the webinar? To view the webinars, you must first register here 

Date & time: 11 December, 16.00 GMT +1 / CET

About Diana Lepe

Diana is the Education Coordinator at Serapaz. Diana has been collaborating with the Education team at Serapaz since 2010. One of the main focuses of Diana´s work is the National Peace School, from which multiple follow-up projects have emerged over the years in which Diana serves as a consultant. These include regional Peace Schools for women and youth in various parts of Mexico, international Peace Schools in Central America and the Caribbean, collaborations between Peace School graduates, as well as specialized workshops and accompaniment for families that are victims of forced disappearance. Diana has studied Psychology at the University of Guadalajara and is currently earning her Master's Degree in Subject Pedagogy and Educational Practice at the Indigenous Campesino University Network.  Diana brings her experience in community work and popular education in processes linked to the defense of indigenous land and territory to her current position directing the Education team in Serapaz.

About Annie Boggess

Annie began working with Serapaz in August 2018. She came to Mexico City to collaborate with Serapaz´s Education team because she is passionate about education as a way of building peace, both in terms of content and pedagogy. She also wanted to support social actors in situations of conflict in Mexico, learn about popular education practices and study the Positive Transformation of Conflict methodology on which the Peace School is based along with SERAPAZ's broader portfolio of work in accompaniment and dialogue. Before moving to Mexico, Annie worked as a middle school social studies teacher for five years in Washington, D.C. During this time, she designed an original United States history curriculum focused on education for peace. Informed by the stories of historically marginalized communities in the US, her courses invited students to use their understanding of the past to look for ways to confront racism, and sexism in the present day in order to build a safer and more just future. Annie also serves on the board of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby group for peace and justice issues in the U.S.

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