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Raritan Valley Community College
Grand Conference Room
June 7, 2003
8:30 am – 2:30 pm





We all want to live in a world with peace and security. Many of us know that the only way to attain this is through:


Ø      Mutual respect and understanding

Ø      Healing and reconciliation, and

Ø      Creative and enduring resolutions of current conflicts.


Attend this conference:


Ø      To explore diverse paths to peace with justice in yourself, your home, your community, and beyond

Ø      To learn how to make a difference from a committed community of activists

Ø      For support, encouragement, and connection to ongoing peace-building in Central New Jersey


The conference will feature Chris Hedges, award winning New York Times correspondent and thirteen diverse workshops, and culminate in a brief, unifying interfaith ceremony. The registration fee of $10 includes lunch, $5 for seniors, students, and those with limited funds. Registration deadline is June 3, 2003. For more information, please contact: Joan Alevras, (908) 782-6797. 




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8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.                                        Registration

9 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.                                        Welcome & Overview

9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m.                                      Keynote Speaker

                                                                      Question & Answers/Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.                              Workshops

11:45 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.                              Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.                                Workshops

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2:30 p.m.                       .                               Closing Ceremony




Planned Workshops:

1.     Catherine Allison & James Della Bella, 911 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

2.     “Willow”, Peaceweavers, “Talking Stick Circle”

3.     Lexie Pfetzing – Finding Peace in A Worrisome World

4.     Bev Hartley  - Dreaming a Path to Inner and Outer Peace

5.     Ray Chimileski – Seeds of Peace

6.     Ibraham Raimey,  Fellowship of Reconciliation, “Economics of War”

7.     Naomi Drew – Peaceful Parenting

8.     Carolyn Allenby -  T’ai Chi Chih 

9.     Ahmad Jarrah, NJ Council of Mosques – “Islam as a Religion of Peace”

10.  Sharleen Leahy and Kathy Moser  – “Peace Music and Activism”

11.  Bob Witanek  and Robert Allen – “Justice/Sovereignty for Iraqi People”

12.  Enam Saadeh and Noel Winkler –“Justice/Sovereignty for Palestinian People”

13.  Parastou Hassouri - ACLU of N.J-  Preserving Civil Liberties