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Techa Beaumont - Our Peace Scholar
Our new Peace Scholar has arrived! Many had the opportunity to meet her and her mother, Starlette, at Reagan and Ardath Weaver's home on Sunday.
Techa is from Byron Bay, NSW Australia and will be studying conflict resolution at Duke University.
Following the fellowship she intends to apply her skills to developing mechanisms to address cross cultural conflicts and in particular use arts and cultural practice as a tool for healing trauma, creating cross cultural understandings and building peaceful societies.
The fellowship is an opportunity to bring new tools and skills to existing work within the NGO sector in Australia and also to apply these learnings to other regions of the world where reconciliation and peace building are pressing issues.