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TitleYouth From Around the World to Come Together and Celebrate International Day of Peace
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

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 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 or visit

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 or visit

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