Race, Power, and Peacebuilding – Exploring structural racism in the peacebuilding sector *Postponed - New date TBD
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A 75-minute virtual discussion via Zoom. We are joined by Dylan Matthews, Chief Executive at PeaceDirect; and Shannon Paige, Policy Associate at PeaceDirect.
Overview of the workshop
Peacebuilding, humanitarian work, and development work around the world exists to support people in need, primarily in “the Global South”. At the same time, this very sector is deeply challenged by structural racism and neo-colonial worldviews pervasive across “the Global North”.
One of the organizations deeply committed to decolonizing peacebuilding efforts and leading sector change in this area is PeaceDirect, an international charity dedicated to supporting local people to stop war and build lasting peace in some of the world’s most fragile countries.
For this discussion, we are joined by:
~ Dylan Matthews, Chief Executive at PeaceDirect; and
~ Shannon Paige, Policy Associate at PeaceDirect.
You can access here a copy of the latest report from PeaceDirect on “Race, Power, and Peacebuilding”: https://www.peacedirect.org/publications/race-power-and-peacebuilding/
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about the complexities and challenges of enabling positive change in the world.
We learn from the perspectives, successes, and challenges faced by leaders of a world-class peacebuilding organization, truly committed to overcoming the challenges of systemic institutional racism of their industry.