The Peace Frequency: Episode 11

Guest: Ariana Barth

Air Date: January 13, 2015

In this episode we talk with Ariana Barth, USIP Program Specialist about her experience facilitating dialogue with Seeds of Peace, an organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace. As part of the Community-based Peacebuilding: Engaging Youth course, Ariana discusses the benefits and positive aspects of working with youth, particularly through dialogue.

Featured Quotes from the Show

“I think it’s a little bit of the unknown of working with teenagers that I think is scary in the first place, but really turns into a tremendous opportunity in terms of peacebuilding and social change.”

“Conversations around difficult issues – not just politics – don’t have to be painful. They can be transformative.”

“I think that working with young people as peacebuilders… it can be a selfless but also selfish endeavor, because we get to go back to a time in our lives when, we didn’t know it at that moment, but we were immensely powerful.”

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