On March 6, Bucks Local News reported that Barbara Simmons, Instructor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, will speak on “Creating Lasting Peace—Is it possible?” at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse on March 10. Simmons is a member of Newtown Friends Meeting and Executive Director of the Bucks County Peace Center.
Simmons has been with The Peace Center since 1987. She is founder of PeaceTalks radio, a project focused on producing radio documentaries from Europe, Asia, the Middle East as well as the United States and Canada. She is also an adjunct professor for the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters Program at Arcadia University.
The Peace Center, located in Langhorne, has been working for community peace and social justice since 1982. Their programs are designed to help reduce violence and conflict in schools, homes and communities through a multicultural, community-based approach. Their mission statement reads, “We are dedicated to furthering peace by understanding and managing conflict in our community, our nation and our world.”