UCI's 3rd Annual Best Practices Conference in Citizen Peacebuilding

May 30 and 31, 2003

Citizen Peacebuilding Program at the University of California, Irvine

Activists, scholars, media experts, and artists in workshops and a community forum.

Friday, May 30th

7:30-9pm Community Forum - A Preview of the Workshops
Reception to follow

Jonathan Schell is our keynote speaker. Schell will present his visionary ideas from his just published book, "The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People." The book explores the limits of violence and charts a hopeful and realistic course toward a peaceful future. Schell's classic bestseller, "The Fate of the Earth," presented influential alternatives to conventional, dead-end thinking at a time of global crisis. At this profound historical moment Schell once again offers lucid, impassioned, and provocative ideas that are guides for best practices in the new American peace movement. Schell is a regular contributor to Harper's, Foreign Affairs, and The Nation.
Saturday, May 31st

9-11am Session 1:

The Lessons of War and Peace. How activists mobilize, communicate, and build coalitions. How artists, musicians, poets, playwrights and performing artists drive media coverage.

11:15am-1:15pm Session 2:

Waging Peace-The Alternatives. How people can work together to create peaceful alternatives for promoting global change -- build relationships among local and international activist groups and organizations. The role played by the religious community in these interactions.

Please mark your calendar. For registration and information regarding the conference and/or accommodations, contact Marlett Phillips, marlettphillips@cox.net.

Conference Photos

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UCI Conference Working Group: Paula Garb, John Graham, Lynda Lawrence, Cecelia Lynch, David Meyer, Patrick Morgan, Marlett Phillips, Belinda Robnett-Olsen, Ali Shakeri, and Katherine Tate.

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