Events, News, & Training
Events, News, & Training
The Peace and Conflict Center provides opportunities for active engagement in the community through ongoing events, service learning, and international programs. The Center features lectures, panel discussions, a film series, and cultural events that allow students, faculty and staff, and the broader Austin community the opportunity to engage with topics pertaining to social justice, conflict, and sustainable peace.
Upcoming and Current Events
Peace in Relationships Webinar Series: Coping with Relationship Pain During Covid and Beyond
By popular demand, we are transforming our popular Peace in Relationships Event into a Webinar Series.
Take a look at our Cinema of Conflict & Transformation Web Series Here.
Recent Past Events
Behind Closed Doors: Child Welfare and Community Resilience During Covid-19
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join the Peace & Conflict Studies Center Thursday, May 14th at 6 PM to hear from Child Protective Services’ Disproportionality Manager Tanya Rollins, MSW and CPS Fatherhood Specialist Kenneth D. Thompson, Sr, for Behind Closed Doors: Child Welfare and Community Resilience During Covid-19.
Learn about the impacts of Covid-19 on child welfare, how Child Protective Services is responding to reports during quarantine, and how you can safely contribute to community resilience by maintaining and cultivating social connections in the face of physical distancing measures. Crucially, this conversation will be grounded in a discussion of equity; acknowledging the underlying risk factors posed by social inequities in our community that compound present public safety concerns for marginalized families and children.
Peace in Relationships: Leveraging Conflict for a Happier Life During and After the Pandemic
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Join the Peace & Conflict Studies Center Friday, April 24th at 12 PM to learn about Peace in Relationships: Leveraging Conflict for a Happier Life During and After the Pandemic with Dr. Duana Welch
During the pandemic, some of us now have too much time together—and others too little. These extremes can bring out the best in us, yet stress all too often brings out the worst. In this talk, you’ll learn about coping with conflict now and in the future. What do people—including romantic partners– tend to argue about? Can you solve all your differences? Why do happy couples have more conflict than those who are struggling? What does healthy conflict look like? And how can you turn your inevitable conflicts in almost any relationship into emotional closeness rather than distance? In this talk, the author of the Love Factually books, Dr. Duana Welch, will present a science-based perspective on all these topics and more.
We understand that conflict in relationships and in the home can be especially fraught or exacerbated during the pandemic. If you or a loved one need resources in the Austin-area, please check out the information below:
Other Past Events
ACC Peace Papers Project
April 14, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Austin Community College students teamed with Austin Book Arts Center to help turn clothing from Syrian immigrants from Hamburg, Germany into paper as a way to recognize today’s immigrant issues and celebrate Austin’s immigrant population.