Wed, Oct 7: Building Community Through Storytelling

Got courage to tell the story? Grab your hand-held media and Go! Since 2005, Aletha Tyner Paradis has facilitated educational travel experiences for students. She wanted to give her students an immersive educational experience lacking in mainstream classrooms. Alethea will share with AWC-SB how her students build community and use the art of journalism and storytelling to share their experiences with the world.

Wednesday, October 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Ramada Inn Meeting Room
4770 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20
Refreshments Included

Alethea Tyner Paradis, a history teacher, founded Peace Works Travel in 2005. “It occurred to me,” Alethea said, “that our nation hadn’t learned many important lessons from our controversial military adventures in SE Asia.” She recognized a need for meaningful experiential education about the legacy of warfare, Her integrative program invites students to understand war–and the benefits of negotiated peace–from the perspective of people who live with its aftermath.

Alethea has taught high school and college social sciences courses focused in social justice since 1997. (B.A. in history and teaching credential from UCSB, 1994; Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, 1998). She has led groups of students through Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition to directing Peace Works Travel, Alethea provides consultation for independent schools instituting their own global education programs and teaches summer session history courses at Santa Barbara City College. She is blessed to live locally with her extraordinary husband and delightful son.

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