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November 4, 2020 - November 5, 2020
Community, Virtual, Conferences & Lectures

To wrap up the conference in November, keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Vernon P. Howard Jr., Eric Garbison, Rabbi Doug Alpert, Melissa Robinson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will inspire us to “be the change.”

Building Peace through Social Justice is the theme for the virtual 2020 Peacebuilding Conference spanning September, October and November.

In November, hear:

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • Noon-1 p.m.: Eric Garbison, Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House, Solidarity Not Charity: Building Peace through Mutual Aid and Faith Activism
  • 1-2 p.m.: Rabbi Doug Alpert, Missouri Statewide Coordinating Committee-Missouri Jobs With Justice, The Poor People’s Campaign: A Comprehensive and Effective Approach to Black Lives Matter and Addressing the Needs of All Marginalized Communities

Thursday, Nov. 5

  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Vernon P. Howard Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference-Greater Kansas City, The Pathology of American Racism: New Millennium Causes, Symptoms, Cures
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Melissa Robinson, KCMO Councilwoman and President of Black Healthcare Coalition, Economic Mobility: A Framework to Achieve Health Parity
  • 6:30-7 p.m.: Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas, Gun Violence

All sessions are free, open to the public and virtual.

Co-sponsored by the The Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University and Johnson County Community College.