Community of Peace

University of Wisconsin System institutions are mandated to create environments that are safe and free from violence, harassment, fraud, theft, disruption and intimidation. UW-Superior takes this mandate seriously and is committed to the ongoing development of a community of peace.

Several departments and student organizations across campus collaborate to bring annual exhibits to campus which encourage individuals to reflect on their roles in creating culture of peace and respect and engage in activities which bring about an inclusive, respectful and peaceful environment.

Past Exhibits:

Fall 2015 - Victory Over Violence

The Victory Over Violence Exhibit was the second in a series of exhibits being brought to campus. The themes of the exhibit were designed to deepen critical thinking and stimulate dialogue about violence and peace. VOV was inspired by universal principles of nonviolence and respect for all living beings. Its goal is to contribute to a culture of peace through awareness, introspection, individual empowerment and a courageous and creative commitment to dialogue. It encourages respect, trust and friendship among young people, families, schools and communities across all boundaries such as race, religion and culture.

Fall 2014 - Transforming the Human Spirit

Transforming the Human Spirit was created in 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of SGI Second President Josei Today's declaration that nuclear weapons are the most destructive of all our tools of war. Nuclear weapons are at the peak of the pyramid of violence. As the pyramid spreads downward it reaches into our daily lives. Conflict and mistrust between communities, crime, domestic violence and abuse - even the biting comment - are all part of the larger culture of violence. The broad base of the pyramid is the silent violence of apathy - our willingness to live comfortably while ignoring the reality that others are in pain. The exhibit challenges viewers to rise above violence, and work to stop the most fearsome weapons in history. It also encourages them to work to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace.