GWC to Host 6th Annual Peace Conference

Golden West College will host the sixth annual Peace Conference on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus. The conference unites community leaders, academics and artists to discuss ways to build a culture of peace. This year’s theme, ‘Peace Renaissance,’ focuses on creating peace through sustainability and will be a zero-waste event.

The Conference will provide a unique forum for building a culture of peace through intellectual and experiential workshops and dialogues. This year’s gathering, ‘Peace Renaissance,’ is dedicated to creating peace through sustainability, education, nonviolence, conscious democracy, health, and artistic creativity.

Attendees will discuss ways to encourage people to think more about creating a just, compassionate, and sustainable world. Conversation topics include:

  • Cultivating a culture of giving and corporate social responsibility to end global poverty
  • Transforming communities by building new relationships based on collaborations
  •  Re-envisioning architectural design and transportation for sustainable living
  • Conscious living with food and local farming for ecological health
  • Expanding human capabilities and inventiveness through education
  • Awakening human dignity and preserving human rights through nonviolence
  • Creating artistic expressions in service of peace through the visual arts and music

To register, visit Pre-registration fees are $15 for students, $25 for college faculty and administration, and $45 for the general public by 3 p.m. April 13. Fees paid at the door are $20 for students, $30 for faculty/administration, and $50 for the general public. Free parking is available.

The conference welcomes students, teachers, researchers, artists, and community leaders and is presented by the Golden West College Peace Studies Program; Honors Program; Recycling and Resource Management Program; the Peace, Mind, and Body Club; Sustainability Club; and Associated Students in partnership with UCI, CSU Fullerton, CSU Dominguez Hills, City of Huntington Beach, OC Human Relations, and International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).

To arrange an interview or coverage of the event, contact event coordinators:

Fran Faraz:  or,Valerie Venegas: , (714) 892-7711ext 55117