Featured Events

Turning points in Turbulent times: a passionate search for global solutions

Thursday, February 15
 7:00 – 8:45 PM

Presenters: Loft Peace & Social Justice Writer's Group

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Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403

Members of the Loft Peace and Social Justice Writer's Group will read excerpts from their inspiring new book: Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times. These are riveting accounts of how the turning points in the lives of our authors over the past half-century led them to find and implement creative solutions to global issues and how those lessons can be applied in today's turbulent times. Audience members will be encouraged to share their turning point stories. Featured presenters include Philip Lund, founder and facilitator of the writer’s group, Burt Berlowe, award-winning author of the compassionate rebel anthologies; India native Robbie Orr, who is currently writing a series of novels titled The Repentant Radical Trilogy, and Korean War veteran and peace educator Roy Wolff.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, and United Nations Association, MN.


Global-Local Disability Rights Movement: Inclusive Education, Self-Advocacy And Non-Discrimination

Thursday, March 15
 7:00 – 8:45 PM

Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403

Presenters: 

  • Renata Ticha, Ph.D., Director, Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, U of M Institute on Community Integration
  • Brian Abery, Ph.D., Coordinator of School-Age Services, U of M Institute on Community Integration
  • Rick Cardenas, former co-director of Advocating Change Together (now retired)

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, and United Nations Association, MN.

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featured resource

Peacemakers of Minnesota video series

The Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series is a collection of interviews of key individuals who have been part of the peace and justice movement in Minnesota for decades.  The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.  Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota.  


FROM THE BLOG

 
 

January 2018

Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member

Book and accompanying Study Guide now available in SEVEN LANGUAGES! Ordering info here.