Friday, March 29, 2019 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Snyder Hall, Siena College – 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
Opening Address – A Story for Tomorrow: making meaning of the past to build a better future – Maya Soetoro-Ng, PhD
Maya will share tools and strategies to examine ways to reinterpret and understand history in order to nurture peacebuilding leadership for a better tomorrow. She will share specific peacebuilding tools for teachers, families and community leaders to use with children and youth and will hope to articulate ways that we can together build a more inclusive vision of America and a more open and courageous vision of both self and community
Opening Address speaker – MAYA SOETORO-NG
Dr. Soetoro-Ng is the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa where, in addition to leading outreach and development initiatives and running the internship program, she also teaches Leadership for Social Change, History of Peace Movements, Peace Education, and Conflict Management for Educators.
She was awarded a Masters degree in Secondary Education from NYU’s College of Education and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaiʻi. For many years, she worked at the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education where she taught Multicultural Education, Social Studies Methods, and Peace Education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Maya has published a number of book contributions as well as a picture book entitled Ladder to the Moon and is currently under contract to write a Young Adult novel entitled Yellowwood. Maya sits on many voluntary boards and is the co-founder of the nonprofit Ceeds of Peace, which creates peace building action plan workshops for educators, families and community leaders.