Metro State College’s Journey Through Our Heritage program is the only project of its kind in the nation.
In a unique effort to deal with conflict resolution, the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference and Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Journey Through Our Heritage program will sponsor the First Annual Peace and Justice Conference: Healing Wounds Through Story, October 14th through October 16th, at the Auraria Campus.
The event is also open to the public, for a small fee and free of charge to all Auraria Campus faculty, students and staff.
The three-day conference is unique in that is the first collaborative Peace and Justice event between community non-profits and MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies.
“This is a prime example of how we at Metro State are striving to connect our students with the community as a whole,” said Dr. Ramón Del Castillo, Dept. Chair. “We want to instill not only excellence in education, but a commitment to community service and global understanding.”
The Journey program is the only project of its kind in the nation. Student mentors from the college make a year-long commitment to bridge the gap between local high schools, the college and area non profits by hosting special events such as poetry slams, art shows and community celebrations. Each college mentor also coaches a high school team that competes against other high schools by earning points through a series of academic contest and community service.
“Partnering with the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference to host the Peace and Justice symposium is our groups first efforts to integrate students and community members in hands on dialogue about putting theory into practice.” Said MSCD Journey mentor Karissa García. “In our culture, familia is everything, and community is an extension of family. This conference allows us as a college community to work with a non profit that is carrying on the tradition of oral storytelling. ...
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