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Ultimate Peace: Using Sport to Bridge Cultural Divides

Ultimate Frisbee team watching demonstration by fellow teammate.
Ultimate Frisbee Demonstration

A recent Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution colloquium event featured David Barkan and Linda Sidorsky, cofounders of Ultimate Peace (UP)

Don't worry if you missed Ultimate Peace that time around, because they are returning to UMass Boston on April 23 from noon to 2 p.m. on the Campus Center Circle Lawn. Along with UP counselors-in-training, they will share their experiences and teach you ultimate frisbee! The demonstration will be followed by a reception and Q&A. (Download flyer.)

In case of inclement weather, please proceed directly to Campus Center third floor, Room 3540.

About ULTIMATE PEACE: By engaging youth in the unique, self-governed sport of ultimate frisbee, UP aims to lessen the divide between communities in conflict. Their current efforts are in the Middle East bringing together Jewish Israeli, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian youth around the spirit of the game.

Sponsored by the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, McCormack Graduate School. 


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