Re-Centering Symposium Addresses Issues of Conflict and Peacemaking

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CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2008) – On Saturday, April 26, a symposium titled Re-Centering: Culture and Conflict will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Anderson Chapel (followed by break-out sessions in classrooms until 4 p.m.) on the campus of North Park University. During a dynamic day of discussion and presentations on culture, race, power, justice, and knowledge-making, culturally diverse authors from Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice* will join local scholars, activists, and practitioners in offering perspectives on conflict and peacemaking to inspire activism for social justice. Workshop topics will include writing for social justice, sibling violence, Native American perspectives on environmentalism, police-community relations, culturally specific conflict resolution practices, restorative justice, arts and social justice, international conflict transformation, and a town hall forum.

The symposium is sponsored by the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute and by North Park University's Center for Africana Studies, Center for Latino Studies, Conflict Transformation Program, Center for Korean Studies, and Dialogue Program.

General admission is $25; students with ID pay $10 (costs include lunch). To register, email recentering@gmail.com or call (773) 244-4995 for more information.

*Forthcoming from Syracuse University Press, Spring 2008.