Forum on White Supremacy and Global Colonization
is designed to further the Center’s mission to advocate
for action and engagement in ways that embrace diversity and global connectedness; challenge oppressive and violent practices, systems, and paradigms; and promote domestic and international conflict transformation, service, environmental sustainability, and respect for human dignity.
The activities and events in the Forum are designed to promote peace with a focus on the examination of how white supremacy and colonization have functioned in various contexts across the globe and individual empowerment to circumvent cycles and systems of oppression–which is essential to the peacebuilding process.
The fall activities listed below will build a foundation by examining how racism and colonization function in the United States and spring programming will extend the dialogue to the international community.
You may also view additional resources includes discussion forums, videos, and workbooks by enrolling in our Canvas course.
Fall 2022 Events
September 19 @ 6 pm - Pushout Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Pushout is a "feature length documentary which takes a close look at the educational, judicial, and societal disparities facing black girls" based on the book with the same name.
The description from the site states that the film is "inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education."
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
October 3, 2022 @ 7 pm - EC Peace Fellow Lecture
Title: The Living Ghosts of Anti-Blackness
Description: Drawing from historical and social science research, Dr. Christena Cleveland will briefly present the surprising origins of modern-day anti-Blackness, discussing how the origins shed light on the ways that white supremacy continues to shape the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of all people today. Dr. Cleveland will illuminate how understanding the roots of anti-Blackness can help people of all races to identify their unique pathways to liberation.
October 20, 6 pm - Policing and the Black Experience in America
Description: This panel, sponsored by Bowers Writers House, will feature National Book Award-winning author Jason Mott and discuss the themes in his book One Hell of a Book. Jason Mott and other professionals will delve into issues around policing, racism, and reform.
October 27, 4 pm - 9 pm: RaceTalk Panel, Susquehanna Room (dinner will be served)
A unique opportunity to examine racial identity and privilege through foundational content and presentation of narratives from a panel. The panel initiates dialogue regarding race, racism, white supremacy, racial identity development, racial socialization, campus climate, and many other issues while addressing the unique needs of students and faculty of color at predominantly white institutions.
Book and Podcast Discussion Groups
Over the course of the semester, the CGUP Leadership team will host a series of book and podcast discussion groups. Watch the CGUP website and socials for details!
For questions about any of the opportunities, please contact Dr. Shannon Haley-Mize, Interim Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply now for the Peace and Global Scholars Program
CGUP is currently recruiting the next cohort of students for the Peace and Global Scholars program. The Peace and Global Scholars Program is a distinctive leadership program that is designed to prepare students to engage as global citizens and peacemakers to enact change and influence their communities. Over the course of their Elizabethtown career, students selected for this program work closely with a faculty advisor to design a program that includes co-curricular events and courses related to global understanding and peacemaking. Options for activities include participation in a living learning community, campus events, Peace and Global Scholars gatherings, book discussion groups, forgein film and cultural food nights, and leadership activities and seminars
Peace and Global Scholars are eligible to apply for up to $2,000 to support study abroad, research, or service projects centered on the themes of internationalization or peacemaking. Upon graduating from the program, scholars are recognized with the presentation of the Global Scholars medallion, certificate of program completion, and benefit from an enhanced professional portfolio.
The program will be geared toward incoming students in future years, but for the academic year of 2021-22, students in all years of study are eligible to apply. To apply for the 2021 cohort of Peace and Global Scholars, complete the application form . Those selected for the program will receive notification summer 2021.
CGUP Scholarship and Award Opportunities
The Brittany O’Connell Service Trip Award offers funds to support international service trips or child-related internships during a term abroad. Social work students are given priority, but all students are eligible. Complete the application for consideration for up to $1,000 award.
Global Inclusive Leadership Conference Scholarship
Scholarships to participate in EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute
The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking is offering scholarships to support participation for up to five students in the virtual Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University. Course options include topics such as Understanding Conflict, Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism, Restorative Justice, and Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience. See all options and more information on the program here: https://emu.edu/spi/admission . Apply for funding through CGUP by completing the application.