USD’S Worldlink to Host Youth Workshop for Dalai Lama Visit

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.

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. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. 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.