The UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and UCI Students for Global Peacebuilding present

"Peace Week"
A four-day event

January 28-31, 2014
UC Irvine Student Center

Peace Week is an initiative to build a more compassionate community by expanding our knowledge of how peacebuilding and nonviolence can be used in everyday life to resolve interpersonal, intergroup, and international conflicts. The event includes experts and program directors of the peace-field, survivors of violence, founders of nonprofits, and professors of altruism and compassion.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Koppe, UCI Dalai Lama Scholar,

SCHEDULE: (more details may be found online at

Tuesday January 28
Arts for Peace
5:30-8:00 p.m., Student Center, Pacific Ballroom ABC
Promoting peace through creative expression.  Event will include dance and music performances, spoken word pieces, art on display, and our featured artist: Aliza Hava.

Wednesday January 29
Keynote Address: Creating a Culture of Compassion
7:00-9:00 p.m., Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
Speaker: Neurosurgeon Stanford University Professor James R. Doty, founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Thursday January 30
Peace in Action Summit Day 1
Taking Action to Stop Violence: Workshops and Panels
Courageous Conversations: What's Your Story?
12:30-1:30 p.m., Student Center, Doheny Beach Room B
Workshop hosted by Orange County Human Relations (OCHR) on diversity and examining one's own culture.

Courageous Conversations: Learning how to Listen and to be Heard
1:45-2:45 p.m., Student Center, Doheny Beach Room B
Workshop hosted by OCHR on perception and the art of active listening.

Panel: Challenging Violence
3:00-4:00 p.m., Student Center, Doheny Beach Room A
Panelists will share their stories of overcoming violence and the work they are accomplishing through their businesses and programs to combat violence.

Practicing Nonviolence
4:15-5:15 p.m., Student Center, Doheny Beach Room B
Workshop by Angelina Dayfallah, certified trainer in Kingian Nonviolence. She will introduce Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's philosophy and methodology of nonviolence.

Panel: Learning to Forgive
5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Center, Doheny Beach Room A
Panelists will share how they overcame losses of loved ones due to violence and how they transformed their grief and anger into reconciliation and restorative justice programs. There will also be a discussion on the research of altruism and compassion.

Friday January 31
Peace in Action Summit Day Two
Peacebuilding, Locally and Globally

Panel: Peace Education Globally
9:00-11:00 a.m., Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Panelists are leaders of peace education programs and will discuss: the status of peace education globally, research on the efficacy of peace education, and the campaign to foster peace education worldwide.

Networking with Nonprofits
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C
Opportunity for student organizations and community members to connect with local nonprofits and find opportunities to volunteer or intern.

Forum: Peace Education Locally
3:00-5:00 p.m., Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C
Southern California leaders of K-12 and college peace education programs will discuss best practices and visions for the future, along with discussing the Compassionate School and Compassionate University campaigns.

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