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Youth From Around the World to Come Together and Celebrate International Day of Peace

USD’s WorldLink Program and Voices of Women to host “Youth for Peace”

On Monday, September 17, the WorldLink Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) and Voices of Women will host a community celebration in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace. All are welcome to “Youth for Peace” at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the IPJ Theatre.

Youth from United States, Mexico, East Africa and more will come together to share their visions and plans of action towards worldwide cooperation and harmony. USD’s WorldLink documentary on the Daraja Academy in Kenya will be featured, alongside presentations made by young people from the east African community (sponsored by United Women of East Africa Support Team), Kids for Peace, Eveoke Dance Theatre and more! Join us to celebrate the young people who exemplify peace through their projects and intentions.

To RSVP, visit http://peace.kintera.org/YouthforPeace or call (619) 260-7568.

WHO: USD’s WorldLink and Voices of Women

WHAT: “Youth for Peace”

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
KIPJ Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja California to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued. For more information, please contact Debbie Martinez at dmartinez@sandiego.edu or visit http://peace.sandiego.edu/worldlink.

Voices of Women is a group of peace-minded people who share a common commitment to education on international issues and U.S. foreign policy. We believe that women must be active participants in the formation of global policies. Our goal is to partner with other women around the world in this endeavor, with the full belief that we can make a difference. For more information, please contact Jenni Prisk at info@voicesofwomen.org or visit www.voicesofwomen.org.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659