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2019 GREATER KANSAS CITY PEACEBUILDING CONFERENCE

2019 GREATER KANSAS CITY PEACEBUILDING CONFERENCE
Human Rights: The Foundation for Peacebuilding

The peacebuilding conference is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be provided on Thursday and a lunch on Saturday, so please register in advance.

Thursday, October 31

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Avila University


Human Rights Luncheon with Presentation

Avila Map

Friday, November 1

1-4 p.m.
Park University
PDL Conference Center

Human Rights and Journalism

Park University Map

Saturday, November 2

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Johnson County Community College
Regnier Center
Main Conference

Community Presentations and Keynote


JCCC Map

Saturday, November 2

8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Regnier Center

8:30-9 a.m.
Registration & Coffee and Tea

9-9:15 a.m.

Welcome
Lewis Diuguid, journalist and author
Dr. Joe Sopcich, JCCC President

9:15-9:30 a.m.

What are “human rights”?

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address
Sarah Margon, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-11:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Human Rights in Kansas City: The Struggle Continues
Poverty: Tara Raghuveer, Housing Campaign Director at People’s Action and an organizer/researcher for the Kansas City Eviction Project
Criminal Justice: Alvin Brooks, AdHoc Group Against Crime
Education: Mark T. Bedell, Ed.D., Superintendent, KCMO Public Schools

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Break-out Sessions
Gender and sexual orientation: CiCi Glasgow, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (Arica)
Global migration and Kansas City:
Health:
Servitude and Slavery: Geoffrey Arbuckle, President, Restoration House

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch and facilitated conversation with Sarah Margon