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Oklahoma City University to Host Creative Peacemaking Symposium

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will explore systemic approaches to peacemaking in education, networking and advocacy during the Creative Peacemaking Symposium March 7 and 8 in the Kramer School of Nursing, located at N.W. 27th St. and Blackwelder Ave.

Focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing students, community leaders and social and cultural organizations, the symposium will explore effective ways for creating community-based programs and partnerships to address issues related to peace.

Speakers include Robertson Work, adjunction professor of public administration at New York University; Ernesto Cortes, founding organizer of the Industrial Areas Foundation; Neal Christie, assistant general secretary of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society for Education and Leadership Formation; Pat Hoerth, of Turtle Rock Farm; and Nathaniel Batchelder, director of Peace House Oklahoma City.

The symposium is sponsored by Oklahoma City University, Oikos Scholars Program, the Social and Ecological Responsibility Initiative at Oklahoma City University, VOICE Oklahoma City and the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA.

Registration is $75 in advance or $80 at the door and includes lunch on Friday and Saturday. Friday banquet dinner only registration is $25.

For more information or to register, contact Joseph Meinhart at (405) 208-5704 or jmeinhart@okcu.edu or visit www.okcu.edu/creativepeace.