Join us for an uplifting and inspiring conversation about peace with author and thought-leader Maya Soetoro-Ng. Maya, maternal half-sister of former United States President Barack Obama, is the Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. She was awarded a Masters degree in Secondary Education from NYU’s College of Education and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaii. For many years, she worked at the University of Hawaii’s College of Education where she taught Multicultural Education, Social Studies Methods, and Peace Education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Maya has published a number of book contributions as well as a picture book entitled Ladder to the Moon and is currently under contract to write a Young Adult novel entitled Yellow Wood. Maya sits on many voluntary boards and is the co-founder of two nonprofits: Our Public School, which works to connect public schools to the communities that surround them and Ceeds of Peace, which creates workshops for educators, families and community leaders.
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