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Collaboration Project


Women, Peace and Justice Project

Gender. Peace. Justice.

Women Peace and Justice LogoA diverse series of activities highlighting women’s leadership in working for global peace and social justice historically and currently, the project involves multiple campus constituencies in a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort that educates about gender, peace and justice, and brings to light work that often remains invisible.

The Project

  • Engaged the community (students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends of Adelphi) in an educational and reflective series of activities that bring to light the particular role that women historically and globally have played in struggles for peace and justice
  • Raised awareness about ways that structures, institutions and constructs related to race, class, gender, ability, age and sexuality frame and marginalize the role that various constituencies have played in these struggles
  • Reflected inclusive, representative and diverse University constituencies through the process and activities
  • Connected talk with action so that the project involves dialogue and activities that apply ideas in real settings within the broader community.


  1. Initiate the process of collaboration and community building
  2. Structure activities and the project as a whole to insure long-term impact and continuity
  3. Begin organizing

Events in This Series

“Dehumanization and Hatred of Women” Discussion

The Women’s Congress by Aristophanes Adapted and directed by Georgia McGill

Gerda Lerner “Women’s History as a Tool for Social Change”

Ngugi wa Thiong’o speaks on “Decolonizing the Mind: Language as a way people have not only to describe the world but of understanding themselves”

Poetry Reading featuring Paul Loeb (“The Impossible Will Take a Little While”) 

United States Social Forum: The AU Delegation Reports Back to Campus

UN Peace Boat and Other Peace & Justice Travel Experiences

Adelphi Global Service Day

Working for Social Justice: Internships, Volunteer and Career Fair

Watson’s the Double Helix: Fact Versus the Fictional 

CODEPINK Presentation

Alix Olson, Poet

Adelphi Local Service Day

“Beyond Beats and Rhymes” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

“Young Women with Disabilities: Claiming the Body” Workshop led by Harilyn Rousso

Anti-War Peace March

Legacy of a Freedom School: A Conversation with Sandra Adickes

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Performance

Women: Unveiling Eyes

“We Got Issues” Rantfest”

Women Peace and Justice: Yesterday Today & Tomorrow

An Intergenerational, Cross-cultural Dialogue on Race

Camp Hope: A Leadership Project for Girls of Rwanda

Elsa Bekkala Discussion

The Granny Peace Brigade

Living with Conflict and Working for Peace

James Hallowell, Peacelinks Sierra Leone, International Center for Tolerance Education

Global Sex Trade Awareness Day

Women and Leadership Panel/Lindemann Lecture in Human Development

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Bush
Sociology Department Chair
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