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October 17, 2019

Overland Park, Kan. – Johnson County Community College is partnering with Avila University, Park University and the International Relations Council to sponsor the 2019 Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Conference taking place Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.

JCCC’s portion of the three-day event is Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Hudson Auditorium at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The keynote presentation that day will be given by Sarah Margon, foreign policy director of The Open Society Foundations.

This conference provides the opportunity to explore how peacebuilders in Kansas City and around the world have positively impacted their communities by advocating for human rights. 

“Peacebuilding” refers to activities undertaken to prevent conflict and establish sustainable peace. This year’s conference will focus on Human Rights: The Foundation for Peacebuilding.

“Everyone is invited to attend this seventh annual Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Conference to learn more on how human rights underlie peace in our community, our nation and the world,” said Tom Patterson, Director of International Education at JCCC. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by representatives of all regions of the world, was approved by the United Nations in 1948. Its opening paragraph acknowledges that human rights are the foundation of peace.”

This three-day conference is packed full of keynote speakers, panel sessions and discussions.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Register now!