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Anti-Violence Education

We welcome schools, community groups, anti-violence organizations, religious organizations, and advocacy groups to utilize the Garden of Peace for anti-violence educational purposes.

If you would like to host an event at the Garden or include the Garden in a tour or educational effort, please let us know.  Read here for detailed instructions to make these arrangements.  Be sure to indicate if you would like a representative from the Garden to meet your group.

In the course of developing this memorial, the Garden of Peace, Inc. has consulted and worked with many violence prevention and victim services organizations. Organizations that have already expressed interest in using the Garden of Peace in their educational programs are:

  • Compassion & Caring Within Our Community Curriculum
    A curricular unit for 6th grade students based on The Garden of Peace. At its core, this unit aims, over the course of several months, to help sixth-grade children to reflect, learn, and contribute through positive actions to their communities.

  • Facing History and Ourselves – incorporating the Garden into teacher training programs and curriculum study units, focusing on the role of memorials in history
    A national educational and professional development organization to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

  • Jane Doe Inc. – using the Garden as a rallying point for building awareness of and mobilizing support against domestic violence and sexual assault
    Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Jewish Community Relations Council – including the Garden in its school educational program focused around the Holocaust and Irish Famine Memorials

  • The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute – integrating the Garden into its curriculum for Boston school children
    To help rid our society of the unprecedented anger and the senseless violence that are destroying the moral fabric of our community.

  • Stop Handgun Violence – incorporating the Garden into its youth education programs concerning gun control and safety
    A non-profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement and common sense gun laws.

Related Links:

  • Parents of Murdered Children
    POMC® provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution.

  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office - Victim and Witness Assistance
    The Office of Attorney General serves victims, witnesses, and their families in a variety of ways, including connecting with resources available to them, within and without of the office, that will best meet their individual needs.

  • The Anne E. Borghesani Community Foundation
    This foundation is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to reducing the incidence and effects of violence by promoting development of healthy children and families and to providing scholarships that encourage personal growth through community involvement.

  • Christopher Maki Memorial Foundation
    The mission of the foundation is to educate all, especially the young, about the occurrence and the consequence of violence in our society today.

  • Massachusetts 9/11 Fund
    The Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing efficient and compassionate assistance and relief to residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who were directly impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

  • The Matty Eappen Foundation
    Dedicated to the prevention of shaken baby syndrome.

  • Million Mom March
    A national grassroots, chapter-based organization dedicated to preventing gun death and injury and supporting victims and survivors of gun trauma.

  • Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)

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