Thursday, April 25, 2013
nd orientation we got in our break-out groups. Mine was attended by Antoine, acting as moderator, Boshion, a grad student, who had attended a NATO meeting and had some other international experience, and nineteen CSU students. As a backdrop in the classroom, where we met, I was able to put up the Mini Peace Panels shown above. For the next hour and fifteen minutes I became progressively more and more shocked at how most of the students in our group only recited main stream media stories as "research" they had done on the subject of defense spending. I walked away convinced of the importance of continuing the Peace Panel Project work of offering alternative sources of information to college students on how every dollar is a vote, Nonviolent Communication, and Project Censored. I set about to refine my message to best communicate with this particular target market. New Panels were underway.