Woolman Blog

Redwood House Porch Sessions

Emily Zionts, Global Issues Teacher
Friday, September 3, 2010

What an amazing night of song-singing and string strumming we had at my house on campus last Saturday night! Nearly all of the students, interns, apprentices and teachers were present for hours of community fun. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such sweet and talented people. Sitting beneath the stars on a late summer's night, sharing song after song--this is community at its best!

Welcome to Humanities & Ethics

Angelina Conti, Peace Studies (and H&E) Teacher
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Humanities & Ethics at Woolman is probably unlike any other academic class with the words "humanities" and "ethics" in the title. While the elective credit students receive technically encompasses hours spent in shared work, chores, nonviolent communication, and community meeting, the two in-class hours on Thursday afternoon form the core of the course. 

Transforming a Culture of Violence Through Peace Education

Emily Zionts, Global Issues Teacher
Friday, August 20, 2010

Today’s youth are coming to age in a world with violent conflicts of unmatched magnitude.  The scope of these crises range from the intra-personal reflected by the high rates of depression and anxiety to the macro levels of continued development of weapons of mass destruction, armed conflicts between states and ethnic groups, the spread of racism, gender inequality, community violence, the huge and widening gap between the rich and the poor throughout the globalized economy, massive violations of human rights and the degradation of the environment (Hague Appeal for Peace, 2005).


Maggie, Student-Spring 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010

My collage is an illustration of the passive response to  the momentous and important global issues by victims of Spectatoritis. The eyes, shocked and paralyzed, represent the victim. The photos are a medley of the struggles, business decisions, victories and tragedies that one might watch from a distance and never take part in or take action on. The collage is bordered by a television frame, as if the collage were the frame, because television is where most of our nation's spectating happens.