Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students for a Culture of Peace

The Naugatuck Valley Community College Students for a Culture of Peace will have a meeting on Friday March 28, 2008 at 10:15 am in CAFE WEST. They are going to discuss the Seville Statement (see below).

SCOP also presents movies at the school:

The film "Uprooted" is scheduled for 7 PM, Sat., 3/29, 2008.
It will be shown in Room E440 in Ekstrom Hall.
There will be a panel discussion and Q&A after the film.

Bring friends.

Map & Directions:

Ekstrom Hall:
Take elevator or stairs to the 5th floor walkway. Take a right. Follow thewalkway to the end. Stairs straight ahead, elevator on the right to rooms on levels 3, 4 and 6

Info on the movie here:

They also ask:
“Please see how many people you can bring with you. It should be very informative! We will provide snacks and water for your convenience.”

Seville Statement on Violence
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Seville Statement on Violence is a statement on violence that was adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain, on 16 May 1986. It was subsequently adopted by UNESCO at the twenty-fifth session of the General Conference on 16 November 1989. The statement, then known as a 'Statement on Violence', was designed to refute "the notion that organized human violence is biologically determined".

The statement contains five core ideas. These ideas are:
"It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors."

"It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behaviour is genetically programmed into our human nature."

"It is scientifically incorrect to say that in the course of human evolution there has been a selection for aggressive behaviour more than for other kinds of behaviour."

"It is scientifically incorrect to say that humans have a 'violent brain'."

"It is scientifically incorrect to say that war is caused by 'instinct' or any single motivation."

The statement concludes: "Just as 'wars begin in the minds of men', peace also begins in our minds. The same species who invented war is capable of inventing peace. The responsibility lies with each of us."

External link: Full text of the Seville Statement on Violence

http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3247&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html "

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