NCC Academic Festival 2018: Creative Leadership for Peace – April 4

In a world full of conflict and violence, it is more important than ever to use educational institutions to promote peace. That is why NCC’s Academic Festival will focus on peace building, creative leadership and non-violent communication. Events will be held on April 4 throughout NCC’s East and West Campuses.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Opening with snacks and coffee / Joan Fitzsimmons photo exhibition: “The Engaged Photographer”
East Campus Art Gallery

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Committee for Integrity: Open forum on school safety and gun control
East Campus, Gen Re Forum

10 – 11:20 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Amada Benavides “Creating Sustainable Peace: Challenges of Peace Education in Colombia Between Fear and Hope,” introduced by Consul General de Colombia, Maria Isabel Nietro Jaramillo.
East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

10 – 11:20 a.m.
Workshop: Steve Berizzi: Eugene V. Debs, anti-war activist, prosecuted, tried, convicted, and imprisoned as a critic of United States participation in World War I
West Campus, Room W101

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
Workshop: Christine Mangone: Performing Arts Presentation
East Campus, PepsiCo Theater

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Workshop: Luisa Kenausis – Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation: North Korea, with Dr. Thomas Ward, Dean International Affairs, Bridgeport University; and Mark Albertson, Army Aviation Magazine.
East Campus, Gen Re Forum

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Community Reading: Laurel Peterson and Rebecca Hussey present “Poets and Writers on Peace,” with special guest Ralph Nazareth
East Campus Atrium

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Coffee and Conversation: “Of Memory and Desire: Growing up Pashtun in Pakistan.” Mary Frances Carmell with guest Mr. S. Gul
East Campus, Room E215 (Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs)

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Judy Mocciola: Student presentations on patient care for patients from different cultures
East Campus Atrium

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Clubs Events
Location TBA

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Amada Benavides (by invitation, RSVP due March 28)
West Campus, Culinary Arts Dining Room

12 – 1 p.m.
Workshop: Sonja Ahuja: “Non-Violent Communication and Mediation- a hands-on workshop”
East Campus, Room E220

12 – 2 p.m.
Luncheon (by invitation only): Colombian cuisine prepared by the World Cuisine class. Organized by Jeff Trombetta and Tom Failla, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program
West Campus, Culinary Arts Dining Room

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Workshop: Yumi McCarthy and Japanese Language & Culture Club: “Peace and Japan”
East Campus, Room E220

1 – 2:20 p.m.
Renae Edge: Leadership Workshop: “Making Difficult Conversations Easier”
East Campus, Room E225

1 – 2:20 p.m.
Workshop: Ed Grippe: “Plato’s Crito on Revenge, Retribution and Forgiveness”
East Campus, Room E225

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Student Club Activities
Location TBA

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Amada Benavides: workshop on integrating peace education into the curriculum K- through college, sponsored by CFT&L, Forrest Helvie
East Campus, Gen Re Forum

4 – 5 p.m.
Workshop: Barbara Cartsounis: “Peace, Mind, Body and Spirit: Pets for Vets”
West Campus, Room W105

5 – 6:30 p.m.
“Freedom Seder” sponsored by the Interfaith Council.
West Campus, Room W121

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Film screening of “Marshall” followed by a Q&A session with the script writer, Mike Koskoff. Sponsored by the ESL Department and the Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Special thanks to Janie Burkhardt. 
East Campus, Gen Re Forum

7 – 8:20 p.m.
Christine Japely: Meditative Connecticut: Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
East Campus, Room E318

 

For more information, please contact Hannah Moeckel-Rieke at hmoeckel-rieke@norwalk.edu.