CMM Learning Exchange 2018: Reflection from Tamara Smiley Hamilton

by |December 6th, 2018

I arrived in Tucson as the sun was setting in colorful splendor  against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. But my welcome and entry into the Learning Exchange was even more beautiful and heartwarming.The weekend game me a platform to share the world that has nurtured me: Watts,  California— the epicenter of how people continue… read more

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Building Peace in Colombia through Youth Programs

by |May 8th, 2018

Joan Lopez is coordinator of the Youth, Peace and Security Program, working in Medellín, Colombia with youth leaders, youth organizations and AC4 team to foster and share learning on community building initiatives and to develop a youth learning network. Lopez is particularly interested in understanding the role of art in youth resistance movements and its relation to… read more

CMM Learning Exchange 2017: Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Laura Peters

by |January 16th, 2018

Attending the Learning Exchange (LE) was a completely wonderful and somewhat unexpected experience. As a PhD student, I attend a variety of academic conferences and workshops and present my research and work frequently. However, the environment at the LE was wholly unique from other experiences I have had. It is rare to find a group… read more

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Redefining the Notion of Community Building: Strategic Community Building as Peace Building in Medellín, Colombia

by |October 23rd, 2017

Medellín, Colombia, has been an urban epicenter of political violence for more than 40 years. As the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) concluded their peace negotiations putting an end to more than 50 years of civil war, youth leaders in Medellín continued to find ways to cope with the conflict…. read more

CMM Learning Exchange – April 20-21, 2017

by |March 21st, 2017

The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Learning Exchange Clark University in Worcester, MA | April 21-22, 2017 Please RSVP by April 8th to

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