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Summit Schedule of Events April 20-23, 2017

Waging Peace: AFSC's Summit for Peace and Justice

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7:00pm – 9:00pm
Summit Kick-Off featuring Charlotte Blake Alston & Tribe One


7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast (paid guests only)
8:30am – 9:00am
Symposium Opener featuring George Lakey
9:00am – 10:30am
Morning Panel #1: Direct Service

Humanitarian intervention and service as a way to encourage healing and understanding; includes domestic and relief, reconstruction, feeding, and medical service.

Chair: Emma Lapansky-Werner, Moderator: Linda Lewis, Presenters: Susan Armstrong-Reid, Guy Aiken, and Immaculada Colomina Limonero

10:45am – 12:15pm
Morning Panel #2: Grassroots Organizing

Organizing and providing resources to affect change from the grassroots level up on issues of both peace and justice.

Chair: Pedro Rios, Moderator: Regina Austin, Presenters: Terence L. Johnson, Stephen McNeil, and Francis Bonenfant-Juwong

Lunch (paid guests only)
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Panel: Lives dedicated to Peace and Justice

Using biography to understand the links between peace and justice, service/humanitarianism/activism. Lighter, lunch time session.

Presenters: Tracy K’Meyer, Nan Macy, and Vanessa Northington Gamble

1:45pm – 3:15pm
Afternoon Panel #1: Reconciliation, Connection, and Cooperation

Bringing people together in order to promote dialogue, reconceive problems and solutions, and cooperate for peace and justice.

Chair: Jason Tower, Moderator: Mari Oye, Presenters: Carolyne Lamar Jordan, Gordon Mantler, and Doris Panzer

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Afternoon Panel #2: Speaking Truth to Power

Using protest, agitation, and persuasion, often aimed at change in policy or official action with examples that range from local to national and international.

Chair: Maria Stephan, Moderator: Alma Abdullhadi Jadallah, Presenters: Stephen Zunes, David L. Hostetter, and Negar Razavi

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Symposium Keynote, Erica Chenoweth, professor and associate dean for research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Watch on Facebook Live.
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Alumni gathering, connect with AFSC alumni and share your story. Located at the Sheraton Hotel, Independence Room A.


7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast (paid guests only)
9:00am – 10:15am
Programmed worship with Sa'ed Atshan, Quaker Palestinian professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch (paid guests only)
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Keynote address, Oscar Arias, two-time President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Laureate.


3:00pm – 5:00pm
Closing Reception at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

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