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Thursday, October 25 – 4:30-8 p.m. – Avila University
Focus: Building Peace through the Arts
A papermaking workshop with the Peace Paper Project » will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those interested.
The Thursday evening program will include a film screening, reception, and panel discussion.
4:30 p.m. Film Screening: The Visitor »
6:15 Reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks
7:00 Panel discussion
Friday, October 26 – 1-4 p.m. – Park University PDL-Underground
Focus: Radio as an Effective Peacebuilding Tool: Achievements from Africa and America
Radio has proven to be an effective tool worldwide to bridge divides between disparate groups and to facilitate difficult but necessary societal discussions. In this afternoon program, we will explore radio’s role as an effective peacebuilding tool in Africa, and in Kansas City.
1 p.m. Welcome
1:10 Radio and Peace in Cameroon featuring the Cameroon Community Media Network via Skype
1:30 Radio and Peace in East Africa (Uganda and South Sudan) with Steve Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
2:10 Break and Student Posters
2:30 Public Radio and Peace in Kansas City with Laura Ziegler, KCUR
3:10 Peacebuilding with KKFI – Spencer Graves and Bill Clause
3:50 Closing remarks
Saturday, October 27 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Johnson County Community College
Focus: Achievements in Peacebuilding: Stories from the Field
All Saturday events will be held in the Regnier Center at JCCC. The day will include a cost-free catered lunch for those who register in advance.
8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee, and networking
9:15 "Peacebuilding Achievement: Measuring the Unmeasurable?" – Steve Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
9:30 Keynote: "Achievements in Peacebuilding: Stories from the Field" – Ambassador Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace
10:30 Break: coffee and networking
10:45 Panel: "Local Peacebuilders Telling Stories of Achievement"
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Concurrent breakout sessions
1:45 Break: coffee and networking
2:00 Concurrent breakout sessions
2:50 Reflection and door prizes
All conference events are free and open to the public. Saturday's program does include lunch, but registration is required. For more information, a complete schedule, venue-specific directions, and to register for any or all of the three days, please visit JCCC's website ».
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