Category Archives: Peace & Conflict

La Conquista de las Américas

It is difficult to avoid the implicit (and at times explicit) racism in most re-tellings of the conquest of the Americas:  “The defeat of the Aztec and Incan civilizations by small bands of Spanish conquistadores must reflect the superiority of … Continue reading

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“Quiero dormir:” Noise pollution & conflict resolution

A colleague shared the following video with me a couple years ago and I used it for the first time this year to set up skits students created to practice conflict resolution. This music video spot from Spain depicts a … Continue reading

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Walter Solón-“La Conciencia Social del Arte”

Walter Solón Romero (1932-1999), a multi-faceted and prolific bolivian artist, believed in the power of art to transform the world.  During his lifetime he suffered imprisonment, torture, exile and the “disappearance” of his stepson.  His art reflects suffering and hope, … Continue reading

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Peatónman: pedestrian rights

Peatónman is the creation of the Asociación de Peatones de Quito.  This new superhéroe seeks to make streets safe and cities walkable for its citizens. This video shows a “live” Peatónman in action.  He stops cars from parking on the sidewalks … Continue reading

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