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.
During this inaugural year, 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.
Docu-Series and Discussion . Small groups will view and discuss two films and one series dealing with various global issues. The culminating event will be a campus-wide screening of I am Belmaya and live question and answer session with the director and Belmaya. Sign up to participate in one of the viewings listed below. Registration is not required for the I am Belmaya screening.
Small Group Media Series - meet in Nicarry 127
- The Roots Show - February 17th @ 7:30. Summary - An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants .
- The True Cost - February 22nd @ 7:30. The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.
- Living on One Dollar - February 24th @ 7:30. Living on One Dollar is a film and journey that follows our own experience living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala.
Campus-Wide Film Screening and Q&A with Director - I am Belmaya
Monday, March 7th @ 7 pm in Steinman Auditorium
As described by the director, I am Belmaya is “An inspirational tale of rebellion, courage and hope in patriarchal Nepal. Silenced and subjugated for most of her life, uneducated Belmaya takes up the movie camera to tell her story.
Spanning 14 years, Sue Carpenter and Belmaya Nepali ‘s feature-length documentary follows Belmaya’s transformational journey as she stands up to her husband and society, and reclaims her voice through filmmaking.”
The screening will be followed by a live Q&A session with the director, Sue Carpenter, and Belmaya.
Wednesday, March 23rd @ 11 am
International Storytelling. A panel discussion featuring Etown International Students and professors on various cultural experiences and the impact of colonization in different parts of the world. Lunch provided. Please register by March 15 th so there is an accurate count for the lunch.
Saturday, April 9th
Field Trip to Washington, DC. Participants will travel by charter bus to DC for a visit to the African American museum and the National Mall. Participants will visit the museum in the morning and spend the afternoon on their own for lunch and to explore the mall, monuments, The US National Archives and Records, and other sites in walking distance. All travel expenses will be covered by CGUP. Participants will need money for optional spending and food. Reserve a spot by March 15th.
For questions about any of the opportunities, please contact Dr. Shannon Haley-Mize, Interim Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, at email@example.com
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.