Published On: March 15, 2022
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Michelle Garred has been reflecting over the past year on the race, ethnicity and power dynamics involved in the trend of American global peacebuilders like herself returning home and re-focusing their attention on the USA. She suggests that global peacebuilders have some useful skills to contribute in this context – but only if they recognize their disproportionately white identities, shed some unwanted baggage, and honor the leadership of colleagues of color in the work of ‘just peace’ in the USA. Centering equity in peace program evaluations is one way to help leverage this change. Here is Michelle’s recent guest blog written for CDA Perspectives.