From Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, Peace Fellowship, SGA, and the Orie Miller Center are sponsoring the Intercollegiate Peace fellowship Conference here on EMU’s campus.
The conference entitled, “Peace in Practice: what does it look like when our theories become action?,” is open to EMU students, faculty, and staff as well as the broader community. Lisa Schirch, the Director of Human Security at the Alliance for Peace-building, will be the keynote speaker for the week, and there will be three workshop sessions to attend. Schirch’s topics will be Mennonites and Inter-religious Peace-building, Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, and Peace-building and Military Training.
The workshops will be focusing on different levels of involvement in peace: systems, local, and international. Workshop leaders include Carl and Carolyn Stauffer and Veterans for Peace. The topics vary from art and peace-building to restorative justice in our schools.
Peace clubs from other universities will be in attendance, making the conference an opportunity for networking among peers. Opening night of the conference, Ted & Co. will be performing “I’d like to Buy an Enemy” on the mainstage theater, which will be followed by a talk-back. The performance is included in the conference fee.
In order to attend the conference, registration is required. The whole conference is only $8 for students, faculty, and staff. Any other registrants are $35. Registration can be completed online through the Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference 2014 Facebook page. The student discount code can be accessed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through previous and future informational emails sent by Peace Fellowship.
-Ellen Roth, Photo Editor, Web Manager
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