Monday, February 22, 2010

By youth, for youth: Student Peace Alliance holds national conference in Georgetown, Texas this weekend

This coming weekend, just up the road in Georgetown, TX, the Student Peace Alliance will be holding its second annual national convention at Southwestern University. The conference is expected to draw up to 500 young people from across the country. A friend sent a message today saying that free registrations are available if you go to the registration site at this link and enter "scholarship2010."
According to the website, the conference will include speakers and workshops on the following:

*People on the Ground Building Peace in Israel, Palestine, and Afghanistan
*Learn how to stop tomorrow’s war today
*Learn about how nonviolence drops murder rates in Providence, RI and Chicago; how restorative justice works in Baltimore and Fort Worth, and about prisoner rehab. in Texas
*Meet 500 young people from across the US
*Train in Nonviolent Communication, Organizing 101, Fundraising

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