IN A FLASH SPECIAL: Creating Places for Peace Education

All this week, "In A Flash" will feature images from the Kent State University group's trip to Rwanda.

Isobel, Day, a recent Kent State graduate from Grove City, Pa., presented at Day Two of Peace Education in an Era of Crisis, a global peace conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

The conference is being sponsored by Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, the University of Rwanda and the Aegis Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending genocide and other global atrocities.

Conference attendees include delegates from 14 nations and nine U.S. states, including a large group of Kent State educators and students, along with administrators from the Stow-Munroe Falls School District in Northeast Ohio and delegates from the Fairfield (Ohio) City School District and Ohio State University.

Day was one of several Kent State students and educators that gave presentations at the conference. Day spoke about her research on how peace museums can be used as experiential methods of peace education on the experiences of marginalized communities. For this project, Day collaborated with Molly Merryman, Ph. D., Associate Professor in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Caraline Feairheller, political science PhD candidate.

Kent State graduate Isobel Day presents at the global peace education conference in Rwanda.

While attending conference, Day sought to “gain a broadened perspective on the importance of peace museums – as well as peace education as a whole – in cultures different from my own. The location in Kigali makes this conference even more of a learning experience, as the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum is one of the world's most renowned peace museums.” 



POSTED: Thursday, July 13, 2023 04:46 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2023 05:12 PM
Phil B. Soencksen