This handbook is a tool to help community leaders implement urban peace-building programs in contested spaces.
The Baltimore College Peace Network is a network of faculty and students from colleges and universities in the Greater Baltimore area. The Baltimore Urban Peace Program of the American Friends Service Committee coordinates the Network.
The Baltimore College Peace Network works in three areas:
- Peace Studies
- Service Learning
- Reflective Activism
The Baltimore College Peace Network will:
The Baltimore Urban Peace Program is the key organizer of a new effort to respond to violence in the Govans Community. There has been an upsurge in violence in the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore where the AFSC-MAR office is located. In early September, a young man was killed on the street in front of the AFSC office. Two bullets hit our building.
AFSC's programs in the Latin America and Caribbean Region focus on issues of urban peace and community security.
The regional office in Guatemala provides monitoring and support to the programs. Our staff also collaborates with other AFSC programs on public information and educational activities in the United States.