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Conclusion of Peace & Justice Week

by Gettysburg College

*Remote Engagement -Virtual Calendar

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

2 PM – 2:30 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Event Title: A Call to College Students: Political and Community Engagement: Winner of TikTok Peace and Justice Challenge Announced
Organization: Break Term

For Peace and Justice Week, students are invited to participate in a TikTok Peace and Justice Challenge. Submit your creative Peace and Justice themed TikTok Videos by January 13 at 6 p.m. When you post your video on TikTok, ensure that there is some kind of Gettysburg College swag in the video, tag Gettysburg College, and tag other students to whom you will pass on the challenge.

The Winner of the Challenge will be announced January 15. The Gettysburg College student with the best TikTok video will win $100.


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Jenna Thoretz


Peace and Justice Student Council

Jenna Thoretz ’21 is a senior Political Science and Public Policy dual major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. She is passionate about gender justice and hopes to work in the field of policy advocacy post-graduation to help build a more just world. 

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Owen Keenan

Co-Vice President

Peace and Justice Student Council

Owen Keenan ’21 is a senior Political Science and Public Policy dual major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. He is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and hopes to work in government after he graduates. 

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Brynn Griffith

Co-Vice President

Peace and Justice Student Council

Brynn Griffith ’21 (she/her) is a senior Health Sciences major and Peace and Justice Studies minor. Her main interests are in public health and social justice within our healthcare system. 

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Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Gettysburg College

Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, native of Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago, is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies, and a faculty affiliate in Education, Globalization Studies, and Public Policy. He currently serves as the College’s Director of Peace and Justice Studies.  Prof. Williams teaches classes on human rights; post colonialism; race, gender and identity; education for social change; Caribbean studies; globalization.

He completed his B.A. (Honors) in Psychology at St. Francis College, Brooklyn; a Master of Education in Comparative and International Education with a concentration in philosophy of education, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education in International Educational Development, with a concentration in peace education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research centers on school/structural violence, educational inequities, and youth and community empowerment.

He is the recipient of the Early Career Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University (2019), the inaugural Emerging Scholars Award from the African Diaspora SIG of the Comparative and International Education Society (2017), and the Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Award for Excellence in Teaching from Gettysburg College (2013).

Prof. Williams was a Visiting Scholar (15-16) at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, & Complexity (AC4), Earth Institute (Columbia University) and during the summer of 2017 at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, where he taught a week long class for high school students on human rights. Prof. Williams is an Associate Editor of the academic journal Anthropology and Education Quarterly, serves on the Editorial boards of InFactisPax, and the International Journal of Human Rights Education, and reviews for several other academic journals.  He is the founder of the Global Working Group on Decolonial Human Rights and Peace Education. He travels the world conducting restorative circles, workshops on peer mediation /conflict resolution and leadership development with parents, youth, teachers, political leaders, and varied NGOs.  Prof. Williams is also a theater actor.  He is currently working on a book manuscript:

"An Educational Neocolonial Warp and Douen Liberation"

See his personal website for more information:

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