RISE to the Challenge: Resolve, Innovate, Support, Engage, will take place October 28-29, 2021. A request for proposals is now available! Due to complications and uncertaintly related to COVID-19, CADRE will be hosting its 8th National Symposium virtually this year!

More details about the event will be released soon. Stay tuned!

Announcing Paul K. Chappell as CADRE's Keynote Speaker for the 8th National Symposium:

Paul K. Chappell is an international peace educator and founder of Peace Literacy. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. Realizing that humanity is facing new challenges that require us to become as well-trained in waging peace as Photo of Paul Chappellsoldiers are in waging war, Chappell created Peace Literacy to help students and adults from all backgrounds work toward their full potential and a more peaceful world.

Chappell grew up in a violent household. Born in 1980, he was raised in Alabama, the son of a Korean mother and a Black father who was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. These experiences were part of what compelled him to forge a new understanding of war, peace, rage, trauma, and our shared humanity.

This understanding is conveyed in his seven-book Road to Peace series. The first six books are Will War Ever End? (2009), The End of War (2010), Peaceful Revolution (2012), The Art of Waging Peace (2013), The Cosmic Ocean (2015), and Soldiers of Peace (2017).

The Peace Literacy Institute offers free curriculum for pre-K through college and adult education. Paul K. Chappell also facilitates professional development workshops with the following learning outcomes: 

·  Identifying our human needs and the tangles of trauma

·  Understanding the anatomy of aggression

·  Building strong and resilient communities

·  Resolving conflict and learning the power of respect and calm

·  Understanding emerging digital technologies in terms of human needs 

More information is available at peaceliteracy.org.