Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:00pm - Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 1:30pm

To register for the Engaged Citizen Conference, go to:

http://drake.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aagsA0FlP32bThO

Friday, March 4: 7–9 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

All are welcome.

Friday evening

The conference will focus on the testimonials of six individuals who are refugees from different societies wrenched with conflict. We will hear their stories, the struggles they faced and how they survived.

Saturday

In breakout sessions, we will look at issues raised on Friday evening. We will have sessions where participants can examine and discuss, in more detail:

  • The economic and environmental factors that can lead to or exacerbate these conflicts
  • The role of art and media in shaping our understanding of conflict
  • The impact of these conflicts on health and education, including the gender issues that develop in these areas.

We will also explore responses to these situations at both a societal and individual level.

Saturday's sessions will begin with a continental breakfast for all participants and end with lunch. Opportunities to connect with local organizations that are involved in these issues will also be provided.

Co-sponsored by AFSC and others.

For more information:

http://www.drake.edu/academics/units-programs/engagedcitizen.php

Contact Arthur Sanders, associate provost at arthur.sanders@drake.edu