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TitleUSD’S Worldlink to Host Youth Workshop for Dalai Lama Visit
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone619-260-4659 x4

On Saturday, April 14, the WorldLink Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) will host its WorldLink Workshop: "Peace Banners as a Gift to the Dalai Lama."

On April 18-19, the 14th Dalai Lama will visit San Diego for the two-day symposium, "Compassion Without Borders," hosted by the University of San Diego (USD), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU). In preparation for his visit, all interested middle and high school are invited to a workshop to design personalized peace banners. Upon the Dalai Lama's arrival to USD, the IPJ will present the banners to him, as a personal gift from each student. Nancy Young, executive director of Art Trek Inc., will lead this hands-on workshop on peace and social justice, and guide the students in creating exquisite works of art.

To RSVP, e-mail, with your name, grade and school.

For more information, please contact Debbie Martinez at or visit

WHAT: USD's WorldLink Workshop:
Peace Banners as a Gift to the Dalai Lama

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Suite 238, Room 242
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.

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