Peace Conference 2009

The Center for Non Violence and Peace Initiatives is once again hosting Montclair State University's Peace Conference. The theme of this year's conference is to focus on how we can use peaceful efforts to create a better society. Speakers and presenters will help us explore how our community can create peace locally, nationally, globally, and within ourselves. It is the Center's belief that change begins with us, individually, collectively, universally. Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference and create change. It begins with knowledge, desire, risk taking, and the understanding that we can answer Gandhi's call to "be the change we want to see in the world."

The Conference begins at 9:00am. Faculty are welcome and encouraged to bring students/classes to all events throughout the day. For more information, please contact the Center for Non Violence and Peace Initiatives at 973-655-7033. Co-Sponsors: Equity and Diversity (Women's Center, LGBT Center, Center for Non Violence and Peace Initiatives), Health Promotion, The Protestant Community of MSU)

Peace Conference
March 30th 2009
Schedule of Events
University Hall, Conference Center

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Registration

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Welcome Address
Jhon Velasco, Associate Director- Equity and Diversity

10:00 am – 11:15 am
Keynote Address
“Paying (for) Attention: The Role of Mindfulness in Promoting Peace”
Dr. David Keiser, Chairperson, Curriculum and Teaching

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

  1. “Sanskrit as a Language of Unity” by Manorama, Director of the School of Sanskrit Studies in NYC http://www.sanskritstudies.org/
  2. “Global Water Crisis” by Barbara Nagle

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Break

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Breakout  Sessions

  1. “Acupuncture: Inner Peace can Promote Greater Peace ” by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
    Followed by Free Sample Acupuncture and Magnet Treatments for Peace and Relaxation
    with Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Yael Shapiro (open until 4:00pm)
  2. “Sanskrit as a Language of Unity” by Manorama, Director of the School of Sanskrit Studies in NYC http://www.sanskritstudies.org/

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Break

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
“Global HIV/AIDS” by Marco Ambrosio http://www.regionalhiv.blogspot.com/

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 "You Are What You Leave Behind" Concert and mini lecture by Daniel McBride, aka Dalien.  A 2006 Grammy nominated musician and Yoga professor. http://www.13hands.com/

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Peace by Peace” by Vladimir Angert, Medium, Psychic Healer, Spiritual Instructor http://www.vladimirangert.com/

The Conference will also feature a Walking Peace Labyrinth open to all participants from 10:00am to 4:00pm

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