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Agenda - Saturday, October 27
Community Session

8 a.m. - Regnier Center Atrium
Registration, coffee, and networking

9 a.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Janette Jasperson, Coordinator International Education, JCCC

9:15 a.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Peacebuilding Achievement: Measuring the Unmeasurable?
Steven Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University

9:30 a.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Achievements in Peacebuilding: Stories from the Field
Ambassador William B. Taylor, Executive Vice President United States Institute of Peace

10:30 a.m. - Regnier Center Atrium
Break: Coffee and Networking

10:45 a.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Panel: Local Peacebuilders Telling Stories of Achievement

  • Sharon Kniss, Director of Education & Training, Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr., Senior Pastor, St. Mark Union Church President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference - GKC
  • Rachel Pollock, Director of Refugee and Immigration Services Catholic Charities of NE Kansas

noon - Regnier Center 101

1 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Conversation on Ukraine with Ambassador Bill Taylor
Ambassador William B. Taylor (Exec. VP, USIP)

Grassroots Peacebuilding: KC's Center for Conflict Resolution
Annette Lantz-Simmons (Executive Director), Debbie Bayless (Program Manager) and Greg Winship (Training Manager), Center for Conflict Resolution

Using Art to Build Peace
Dasha Gajic, Avila Activist in Residence

1:45 p.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Break and Networking

2 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Calling it Success: The Long Road of Peacebuilding in Urgent Crises
Sharon Kniss, Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Stories from CIVIC
Dan Mahanty, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Consortium: Introduction and Information
Tom Patterson (Director Int’l Education, JCCC) and Steven Youngblood (Park University)

2:50 p.m. - Hudson Auditorium
Reflection and Door Prices
Janette Jasperson, JCCC