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IRC's PeaceMaking Programs are offered at the elementary, intermediate, secondary, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in a broad range of educational settings in New York City and Tri-State Area.
Peace QuiltMaking Workshop 

Workshop participants collaboratively design their own Peace Story Quilt which may be permanently exhibited at the host institution or event (conference, school, university, organization, gallery, museum, etc.).  IRC's Peace QuiltMaking Workshops are conducted in collaboration with professional arts educator, Patricia Maunder, Director of Stories Through Art.

IRC's Peace QuiltMaking Workshops are also conducted regionally for educational professionals working with ethnically diverse student populations in increasingly multicultural classrooms.  Here's a peace quilt designed and constructed by art teachers in New York City.


Art Education Department, Queens College



Baruch College, NYC ~ SEEK/UMLA QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoryTelling/StoleMaking ~ Dr. Angela Anselmo, Kristy Perez

Borough Manhattan Community College ~ CUNY EDGE/Strive For Success/UMLA/Upward Bound QuiltMaking ~ Dean Janice Zummo

Brooklyn College, NYC ~ BC BOUND/Speech Department QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoryTelling/StoleMaking ~ Dr. Sharona Levy

Brooklyn College, NYC ~ BC BOUND/CUNY EDGE BannerMaking/StoleMaking ~ Dr. Sharona Levy, Chantell Ellison

Brooklyn College , NYC ~ BC BOUND/School of Visual Media & Performing Arts StoleMaking ~Dr. Sharona Levy

Brooklyn College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoleMaking ~ Dr. Sharona Levy, Diane Forte

Brooklyn College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoleMaking/"Still I Rise!"/Spoken Word ~ Randall Clarke

Columbia University, NYC ~ OHMAR BannerMaking ~ Oral History & Performance Conference

Hostos Community College, Bronx NY ~ QuiltMaking ~ President David Gomez, Soldanela Rivera-Lopez

Hunter College, NYC ~ SEEK Graduation StoleMaking/QuiltMaking/"Still I Rise!" ~ Vanderie Vielie

John Jay College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoleMaking ~ Dr. Nancy Velazquez-Torres

John Jay College, NYC ~ SEEK StoryTelling ~ Dr. Erica King-Toler, Dr. Monika Sone

John Jay College, NYC ~ CUNY EDGE/UMI/Provost Hispanic Heritage Month QuiltMaking ~ Yelena Meytes, Maria Vidal

LaGuardia Community College, NYC ~ Student Life/Multicultural Exchange BMEC & CREAR StoleMaking ~ Rachel Romain

Lehman College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking/SongWriting ~ Dr. Annette Hernandez, Angelia Holloway-Pinnock

Queens College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking/SongWriting/StoleMaking ~ Frank Franklin, Norka Blackman-Richards

Queens College, NYC ~ Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) QuiltMaking ~ Dr. Judy Yu

Queens College, NYC ~ Art Education Department QuiltMaking ~ Dr. Rikki Asher

Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY ~ CUNY EDGE "Still I Rise!" Academic Dreams ~ Janielle Allen

Religious Education Association Conference, Atlanta GA ~Faculty QuiltMaking ~ Dr. Yolanda Smith, Yale Divinity School

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven CT ~ QuiltMaking ~ Dr. Marcia Glasper, Dr. Tricia Lin

Stonehill College, Easton MA ~ Multicultural Affairs Center QuiltMaking ~ Dean Liza Talusan

Wheaton College, Norton MA ~ Marshall Intercultural Center QuiltMaking ~ Dean Raquel Ramos

Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT ~ Graduate Seminar BannerMaking ~ Dr. Yolanda Smith  

Yale University, New Haven CT ~ Intercultural QuiltMaking ~ Dean Saveena Dhall 

York College, NYC ~ SEEK QuiltMaking ~ Sameea Belle


Baruch College


SEEK Peer Mentors Quilt


UMLA BannerMakers


UMLA I Have A Dream Banner




Columbia University Oral History Conference




Yale Divinity School






PS 108, Bronx NY  Elementary Students; Coordinator: Robin J. Miller

MS 256, Manhattan NY  Middle School Students; Coordinator: Margaret Gerson

MS 88, Brooklyn NY  Middle School Students; Coordinator: Josephine Santarpia

Cromwell Middle School, Cromwell CT  150 8th Graders; Coordinators: Karen Faass, John Maloney, Jr.

John S. Martinez School, New Haven CT  Upper Elementary Students; Coordinator:  Dr. Carlos Torre




Philip J. Abinanti School


PS 108






Cromwell Middle School


Unity Artist


CMS Respect Quilt




Peace SongWriting Workshop

Workshop participants collaboratively compose both lyrics and score for their own Peace Song which may be performed in-concert at a celebratory event.  The Peace Song is professionally produced in a state-of-the-art music studio and recorded to CD.  IRC's Peace SongWriting Workshops are conducted in collaboration with award-winning composer, Jim Papoulis of The Foundation for Small Voices and Sounds of A Better World.



Philip J. Abinanti School, PS 108, Bronx NY Elementary Students; Coordinators: Grace Kim, Charles Sperrazza

Broadway Housing Communities, Manhattan NY High School Students; Coordinators: Ofelia Rodriguez, Rafaela Capellan

Baruch College, Manhattan NY Undergraduate Students (UMLA); Coordinators: Dr. Angela Anselmo, Kristy Perez

Queens College, Queens NY Undergraduates (SEEK); Coordinators: Frank Franklin, Diane Forte, Norka Blackman-Richards

Lehman College, Bronx NY Undergraduates (SEEK); Coordinators: Dr. Annette Hernandez, Angelia Holloway-Pinnock

John Jay College, Manhattan NY Undergraduates (SEEK); Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Velazquez-Torres

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY Undergraduates (SEEK); Coordinators: Dr. Sharona Levy, Dr. Warren Soare

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven CT (Diversity & Equity); Dr. Marcia Smith Glasper, Dr. Tricia Lin

Broadway Housing Communities, NYC Elementary, Middle School, High School; Rafaela Capellan, Ofelia Rodriguez

Broadway Housing Communities, NYC "Si Se Puede" Debut Performance, American Academy of Arts & Letters


Philip J. Abinanti School


PS 108 Peace Singers




Broadway Housing Communities


Yes We Can! Song Composers




Si Se Puede SongWriters


Debut Performance


Broadway Housing Communities 30th Anniversary Gala


Conductor, Sophia Miller, at American Academy of Arts & Letters




Baruch College


Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA)


Dr. Angela Anselmo




Baruch College SEEK Diversity SongWriting Workshop


Song Composition


Warm Up










Queens College


Stand United Composers




John Jay College


SEEK Diversity Chorus




Brooklyn College


I Have A Dream SongWriters




Lehman College


SEEK Composers


21st Century Vision Singers




Southern Connecticut State University


SCSU I Have A Dream Singers


IRC's PeaceMaking Programs have also been implemented for elementary, middle school, high school and college students at partnering community organizations (Broadway Housing Communities/Committee of the Heights Inwood Homeless, Chinese American Planning Council, Grand Street Settlement House, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Queens Community House, United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, YWCA of Queens).  They have also been introduced at participating schools (Philip J. Abinanti School (PS 108), The Children’s School (PS 372), Clara Cardwell School (PS/IS 308).

If you would like to bring IRC's Peace QuiltMaking Workshop & SongWriting Workshop to your conference, school, university or community organization, please Contact Us

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