On September 19th, 2019, CARP University of Bridgeport (UB) and Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) co-hosted an event, Sing for Peace, in the UB Student Center with 60 people in attendance. As a university with strong ties to the United Nations and 20 percent of the student body from over 80 different countries, Sing for Peace’s purpose was to promote worldwide harmony and peace with musical expression.
On March 9, CARP Grand Rapids, CARP Chicago, and CARP Indianapolis came together to host a Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) seminar for youth and CARP members at the Chicago Family Church.
Naria Gaarder, the Program Coordinator YSP, and also the main speaker of the event, started the event off by explaining YSP as an organization and its goals towards creating a world of peace. She explained the importance of creating peace on three different levels; starting from within the individual, peace could be spread to the community and to the environment. The participants were able to take the time to reflect on their own lives and develop action plans towards generate peace in their own lives. Naria informed the audience that peace could only be developed when we were able to envision it in our own lives.