Peace and justice Summit

Friday, January 30, 2015

9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Social and Behavioral Science Gateway (SBSG), Room 1517

University of California, Irvine


9:00-9:30 Opening of Summit with Students for Global Peacebuilding and Paul K. Chappell

9:30-10:50 Kingian Nonviolence workshop: “Restorative Justice--Practicing Nonviolence Close to Home” with

Kazu Haga (Founder and Kingian Nonviolence Trainer at East Point Peace Academy)

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-12:20 Social Justice Panel: “Waging Nonviolent Social Justice Campaigns”

OCCCO, OC Immigrant Youth United, 99Rise, OC People For Animals

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:50 “Restorative Justice and Peace Education” with

La Day Smith (OC Department of Education), OC Gang Intervention Experts (Project Kinship), Abraham Medina (Boys and Men of Color)

2:50-3:00 Break

3:00-4:20 Introduction to Peace Leadership Workshop with Paul K. Chappell

4:20-4:30 Closing Remarks

4:45-6:00 “Voices of UCI Students: Advocacy Roundtable” and Meeting of the Southern California Network for Peacebuilding

All events are FREE and open to the public

Peace week at UC Irvine is a student led initiative to build a more compassionate community by expanding our knowledge about peacebuilding and nonviolent practices in problem solving. The Arts for Peace and Justice on January 27th and the Lecture by Paul K. Chappell on January 29th are organized by UCI’s Students for Global Peacebuilding. On January 30th, the Peace and Justice Summit is organized by Students for Global Peacebuilding and the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding with Student Affairs, Dalai Lama Fellows, UCI’s Minor in Civic and Community Engagement, Minor in Conflict Resolution, and the Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies.

For further information, please contact Angelina Dayfallah,



 Peace Week began as a goal of the student club, Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP), to bring peace awareness to the campus and to inspire individuals to work toward a better today. Peace Week is an opportunity to learn about the pragmatic and systems-changing tactics of peacebuilding and nonviolence from leading experts in the field.


More about Peace Week:

In Spring 2013, as a result of our proposal for Peace Week at UCI, two of SGP's club leaders, Blanca Castro and Elizabeth Koppe, recieved the UCI Dalai Lama Scholarship and substantial project support from the Dalai Lama Fellows. The project grant, the Office of Student Affairs and the Center for Citizen Peacebudiling's assistance, and yearlong ethical leadership training have been an invaluable contribution to establish Peace Week. We are so grateful for all of the support.

To get involved with SGP, or for more information, send us an email here:

Click on the following links for more info on the UCI XIV Dalai Lama Scholarship and Dalai Lama Fellows.





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