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Building a Community of Trust

Global Citizenship, Peace and Justice
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Essential questions
What social conditions lead to the formation of gangs and what functions do they serve?
How might community involvement and service offer a sense of purpose, belonging, and self-worth?
How can community youth development and conflict resolution can transform violence into peace?

Students will watch a film, Barrio de Paz, about peace worker Nelsa Libertad Curbelo from Guayaquil, Ecuador and the city’s gang youth, who have left behind a life of crime to come together and provide services to their struggling community and explore themes of conflict resolution, youth empowerment, and the power of love versus violence.

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