Press Clip Source: Delta Collegiate
Date: October 22,2015
Written by: Marisa Loranger
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Entering war torn countries and trying to bring peace is a difficult task that not many are up to. Mel Duncan, the co-founder of the Nonviolent Peace Force, is one person who is willing to do the difficult.
Duncan will speak at Delta Oct. 26 in S-105 at 6 p.m. He will discuss how he has helped countries keep their communities safe in the middle of dangerous situations.
Jeffery Dykhuizen, Delta College Global Peace Studies chair, hopes that this event will show Delta students that they can change the world in small ways, every day.
“Anytime we pick up a piece of trash that is left there and put it in the garbage can, you’ve made the world cleaner right? That’s what we’re getting into here. You open the door for someone and they say thank you. It doesn’t have to be I saved the polar bears and the polar ice caps. But every time we use those little water dispensers we have at Delta now instead of buying a new bottle of water, I’m not adding to the problem. That’s what we in our global peace studies program are going for. Every time we’re doing something positive, we are changing the world,” says Dykhuizen.