Women PeaceMakers: High-Impact Peace Education on Campus and in the World
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Date and Time
Friday, May 30, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Marina Ballroom G
Jennifer Freeman will speak on the award-winning Women PeaceMakers program, which she directs, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego (USD). Each year, four selected PeaceMakers travel to San Diego for an eight-week residency program to help them document into history their experiences of conflict and strategies for peacebuilding.
The PeaceMakers give frequent presentations — at conferences, on panels and in classrooms — both at USD and on major college campuses throughout Southern California to share their expertise on security, peacebuilding and human rights. After they leave the United States, the stories and the women’s impact continues: through presentations at the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women; partnerships with undergraduate and graduate students who intern or work with the women in the field; and in the connections program alumnae form with one another. This local program’s impacts are myriad and global.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice