We hope you can join us for the Pilsen - Little Village Nonviolence Education Conference: "Heal the Hood, Heal the World" on Saturday - September 21, 2013 from 9am - 4pm. The event will take place on the United Nations International Day of Peace. This year, the United Nations International Day of Peace is focused on peace education and special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world.
This event is been organized by grassroots community members from the Pilsen and Little Village communities of Chicago and it will provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to create peace on a special date shared globally. Our hope is that it will serve as a day of consciousness to further the struggle for peace and justice in the Mexican immigrant communities of Chicago which encompass the South Lawndale area and the Lower West Side. The conference will be geared towards educators and social service providers interested in exploring the theories and practices of nonviolence and peacemaking.
Join us as we connect our local peace projects to global peace activism, linking the grassroots and international community. This Nonviolence Education Conference will be the culminating event for the Violence Prevention Collaborative’s Healing The Hood Initiative 2013. Please RSVP, and we hope to see you there.
· Panel: Local Priest, Parents and Youth Peace Activists
· Presentation: Restorative Justice Peace Circle Training (CEU's Available)
· International Meditation and Moment of Silence for Peace
· Performances: Jarocho Music by JaroChicanos
· Exhibition: Pilsen Little Village Heal The Hood Peace Map
· Reception: Violence Prevention Collaborative
Keynote by Renown Peace Activist and Chicano Bestselling Author
Luis J. Rodriguez. Luis is an award-winning author of the classic memoir "Always Running: My Vida Loca Gang Days in LA". The book is his story of survival as a young Chicano gang member in the US. His thirty years of urban peace and gang intervention work was utilized in the development of the Community-based Gang Intervention Model and is now sent across the United States and other countries across the world.
For more information please visit the event website at:
To register for the conference please follow this link.
Pilsen Little Village Nonviolence Conference Registration