Witnesses to Peacebuilding
This multimedia exhibit comprises a set of standing stations, which show short video pieces telling powerful individual stories of peacebuilders of various types from around the world. The profiled peacebuilders can all be seen below:
More on the Witnesses to Peacebuilding Videos
Activated by touch-screen onsite, and available here on the website for viewing, the witness videos offer first-hand accounts of peacebuilders of various types from around the world:
- An introduction video frames the series: “Witnesses to Peacebuilding” (Transcript)
- LTC William Zemp recounts a reconciliation initiative in Iraq, in which partnerships were essential to peacebuilding
- Betty Bigombe describes her experience building peace in Uganda
- George Mitchell talks about his work to broker peace in Northern Ireland
- Juanes shares his work to engage young people in Colombia in peacebuilding through his music
- Two teenagers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, talking about their experience at the Seeds of Peace summer camp in Maine
- Mine Detection Dogs are featured, which are trained by the Marshall Legacy Institute to sniff out landmines in the aftermath of war
These stories introduce diverse issues and conflicts and emphasize that there are many ways to be a peacebuilder.
For questions to direct classroom conversation about the Witnesses to Peacebuilding, please refer to the Discussion Guide. For lesson plans for select Witness videos and other materials for educators who wish to use these resources in the classroom, see the Activities & Lesson Plans section.
Test your knowledge of the Witnesses with a Word Quiz.
Share your own peacebuilding story here on the site.
These videos represent personal stories of peacebuilding from around the world. Some of them contain graphic images and make reference to violent acts as part of their content. We have suggested appropriate ages and grades for the associated educational content, but we recognize that every student and classroom is unique. Teachers should preview the videos with their students in mind.