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The Peace Center offers summer training workshops

The Peace Center, 102 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne, hosts the following Summer Training Institutes workshops.

“Compassionate Listening,” led by Dr. William Jacobsen, Arcadia University International Peace and Conflict Resolution masters program instructor, and Barbara Simmons, executive director emerita of The Peace Center, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2. Register at by July 20.

The workshop is designed to give participants skills in deep listening that can help in their daily lives – at work and at home. “These skills have been used to help find the answers that lie within.”

“Racial Equity – Cultural Humility” led by Gayle Evans, director of Community Engagement and Leadership at The Peace Center and a 5th generation African American in Bucks County, and Simmons, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (one hour lunch break) Aug. 8 and 9. Register at by Aug. 1.

This workshop will explore how our biases, along with systemic racism, have created a divide in society that makes conversations about racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and all the other ‘isms’ difficult. “With the rise in hate and white supremacy, these conversations are needed now more than ever.”

“Restorative Justice in Education,” led by Simmons and Evans, take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (one hour lunch break) Aug. 14, 15 and 16. Register at by Aug. 5.

Restorative Justice in Education is a process used to address conflict and violence in schools and help restore classroom peace. The objective is to improve school climate, help youth develop more effective decision-making in the future, foster positive relationships with adults and peers, increase resilience, and facilitate successful conflict resolution.