Educators for Peace & Justice

Who We Are

A group of passionate educators working for peace and justice in our lives, classrooms, and communities!

Our group is to discuss relevant topics, learn from others, and create community.

There is a lack of connection for educators who are implementing peace and justice education in their classrooms in Calgary and Alberta. We want to create opportunities for sharing of resources and experiences to build pedagogy. Impacting change in schools and policy is not an easy task and we all need support to keep going.

Join us for monthly meetings and connect on our Facebook group!

Join our mailing list for information on upcoming events.


A Ploughshares Calgary Society Subcommittee

Upcoming Events

Supporting Black and Immigrant Students

May 17 2021 07:00 PM Calgary (MST)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 7322 7824
Passcode: 842584

Black and Immigrant students face significant obstacles within the education system. We will explore some of these challenges and barriers through stories and experiences of students shared by Golden Mti members. We will also give practical advice on how to be a an ally and advocate for these students. All students need teachers who acknowledge the flaws in our education system and are working to do better and be better. While systematic changes must be made, small actions can make a big difference within each school. You will leave this workshop ready to take action.
Golden Mti's "vision is to unite BIPOC children in Calgary, deconstructing stereotypes, and building new foundations of excellence to pursue higher education together." They offer tutoring and mentoring for BIPOC students.

In case you missed it:

What is Peace Education Slides

Conflict Resolution Training presentation recording

Building Peace Through Culturally Responsive Practice recording

Global Citizenship in a Global Crises (Jan 18)

Panel on Student Leadership and Activism with Nyakier Buong (Golden Mti), Chase Cardinal (Fridays for Future), Tanisha D (Fridays for Future), Erin Knight (Foundation for Rural Youth Empowerment), and Alicia Aikens (The Environmental Podcast)


Resource Links

Social Justice Mathematics and Science Curricular Resources for K-12 Teachers Compiled by Dr. Kari Kokka, she puts together hundreds of resources for teachers to start implementing peace and justice today!

Social Media

Teach and Transform- educator Liz Kleinrock is anti-bias anti-racist educator and consultant based in Washington, DC. She runs a blog and an Instagram page that is highly educational!



How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

Thinking Outside the School



Conflict Resolution Training in Schools

Why Do I Lose Control of My Emotions?

Our Facilitators

Danica Derksen, a St. Mary’s student teacher and action researcher focusing on Peace Education, and Ploughshares Calgary Society Office Manager.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology and International Development Studies from the University of Calgary.

Danica is a lifelong activist who seeks to empower others. Danica is passionate about making a difference wherever she finds herself. She is knowledgeable in areas of development and white saviourism, racial justice, climate change, education, conflict resolution, peace education, and other social justice issues.



Sherra Molyneux, a St. Mary’s student teacher and action researcher focusing on Peace Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Calgary.

Kiera Schultz, is also St. Mary’s student teacher and action researcher focusing on incorporating Indigenous knowledge and traditions in Canadian classrooms. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies, Anthropology and History from the University of Lethbridge.

Kiera loves working with children and finding new ways to bring peace education and social justice into elementary classrooms. Kiera strives to encourage students to find their passion in helping others in inclusive and diverse environments.