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RCAH Parents College 2017
Sat, July 29, 2017, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT
This year Parents College will be held for one full day (8 AM until 8 PM) on Saturday, July 29 rather than three days. This will allow us to accommodate more participants. There will be a short set of readings and we will have special guests as we have in the past.
The emphasis will be on democratic dialogue and deliberation. We will not only learn about the challenges our democracy faces today and similar challenges faced worldwide, but we will also sharpen our own democratic skills and sensibilities.
To do this we will convene the first RCAH Peace Game. RCAH has held several peace games over the past three years, most recently in post-conflict Mali, in the Lansing area with high school students at the Lansing Refugee Development center, and with the 80-person leadership team of the MSU Federal Credit Union. One thing that democracies have been well known for has been their commitment to peace. Yet, we also know that not all self-proclaimed democracies are free of violence and not all democracies have avoided going to war. The relationship between democracy and peace has become more, not less complex over the past century. The RCAH Peace Game will allow us to engage in a simulation in which the connections between democracy and peace building will be carefully discussed and better understood. In the current context, maintaining our democratic institutions and practices alongside a commitment to non-violent peace building is a responsibility that we all share. The RCAH Peace Game is designed to prepare us for this road ahead.
Please Note: This program will be held in Snyder Hall from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, on campus at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. The $60.00 fee covers three meals and the course pack.
Please contact Dawn Janetzke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 884-0383 with questions.
For more information on Peace Game please see: http://rcah.msu.edu/news-events/events/rcah-parents-college-2017-democracy-peace.