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Reflections from the Peace Studies/Global Issues Trip

Jennifer Stone, Peace Studies Teacher
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Students have just returned from a week in the Bay Area, where we worked with numerous social justice organizations and activists as part of our combined Peace Studies and Global Issues trip. We'll be posting students' reflections on the trip over the next few days. To kick us off, student Lillian Karl writes about attending the Berkeley Poetry Slam: 

 

Woolman Joins in Yuba River Clean-up

David Dean
Thursday, September 26, 2013

On Saturday September 23, many Woolman students and staff made their way to multiple locations along the Yuba River to participate in a day of restoration and clean-up. Over 500 other local volunteers also joined the effort and the entire day of service resulted in the removal of over 11,450 pounds of trash and recyclables from the Yuba and Bear River watersheds.

Students Return from Food Intensive Trip

Gray Horwitz, Environmental Science Teacher
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

As a part of their Environmental Science course, Woolman students left campus in mid-September and headed for the Bay Area where they spent a week on their Food Intensive trip, one meant to expand and challenge their views about food systems. They visited farms that practice social responsibility, natural agriculture, medium-scale organic farming, and permaculture design.

Working Together to Live a Dream

David Dean
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our Woolman community is only a microcosm of this vast, ever-changing world. Yet in our garden and orchard, in our classrooms and at our tables, we strive to build a community that can embody and model the transformation that we so desperately need. Our pursuit is not solely about advocating for solutions, or understanding injustice. It is about becoming—creating the change that we wish to see beneath our feet and in our hearts.

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