Along with language arts courses, Karen Davis teaches Introduction to Peace Studies and Non–Violent Conflict Resolution and Peace. In 2007 she received a certificate from the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. for completion of an intensive seminar for community college educators. In 2013 she participated in a week–long seminar, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century,” at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University.
She is working on establishing a certificate of peace studies for PHSC students. Davis has written a chapter in the recently published book Peacebuilding in Community Colleges, A Teaching Resource, edited by David J. Smith and published by the United States Institute of Peace Press. She holds a BA in English from St. Johns University and an MA in English from Rutgers University.
Bridey Collins is a poverty-born social activist from the Midwest. She has focused her work and study on hierarchies of power, both on a macro (racism, classism, sexism, etc.) and on a micro level (rape, domestic violence, child abuse). Currently, she serves as a sociology instructor at Pasco-Hernando Community College, where she also acts as advisor to two campus organizations: Synergy Sociology Club and the Women’s Resource Group.
Professors Davis and Collins will present Art Activism at the West Campus on Wednesday, September 26 at 2 pm in R151.