CEASE WEBSITE: CHECK IT OUT!
CEASE's Website, http://WWW.PEACEEDUCATORS.ORG, has had some revolutionary changes this year, all in order to make it more useful to you. A working group consisting of John Surr, Sharon Davisson, Lucy Stroock, and Harvey Steiner (our website magician extraordinaire), went line-by-line through the website last Fall, adding and subtracting pieces so that CEASE's message, organization, activities, resources, links, and other information were user-friendly and easy to find. We now have a "take action" page that lists all the activities we have collectively worked on over the years, including current action priorities. You can use this page to help you do what is right for young children. Our resource pages have exploded, with new book reviews, a number of comprehensive and growing bibliographies for children and adults relating to peace education and the other work we do together. Our recent Spring Newsletters and Fall Packets are online and can be downloaded, either as a whole or as individual articles. Our links to like-minded organizations have been updated, with fresh information about each of the organizations that are listed and direct links to their websites. Our history and activities are covered in much more depth than formerly, and our action documents issued in recent years are online and available for download. Although we haven't yet arranged for online donations and membership, we have made the process much simpler with downloadable membership application forms and brochures.
CEASE now is on Facebook, and you can reach our Facebook page through the www.peaceeducators.org or by going to Facebook and searching for an individual named “Peace Educators.” Cheryl Horney and Patrick Romero have made our Facebook page an active and interesting part of your Facebook activities.CEASE also has an interactive list serve, Act4CEASE@yahoogroups.com, which is a channel for opportunities for political and other action on issues of importance to CEASE that will help young children in the US and around the world to thrive. To join the list serve, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN MEMORIAM Elise Boulding
July 6, 1920 – June 24, 2010
A pacifist, feminist and scholar who wrote extensively about conflict resolution in both personal and global relations, Elise Boulding has long been an inspiration for the work of CEASE. It was her contention that strong families and the early education of children in nonviolent problem-solving were significant assets in humanitiy’s development of a culture of peace. CEASE makes every effort to personify Elise Boulding’s belief:
There is no time left for anything but to make peace-work a dimension of ourevery waking activity.