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Peace is Possible, One Community at a Time Conference

June 22, 2012 - June 23, 2012
Portland, Oregon

Rotary International and The Jubitz Family Foundation invite the public to learn more about how each of us can be a part of a strong and vibrant shift to peace. Similar events are occurring worldwide, with a focus on both local and global tools for peace. The conference will feature a series of distinguished international speakers who will address different aspects of peacebuilding such as conflict prevention, private sector investment, international cooperation, women’s empowerment and peace education.

-Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate and Founding Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, returns to Portland to share her ideas on “Beyond Landmines: What’s Next for World Peace.”

Friday, June 22nd, 7:00-8:30 PM at the First Congregational Church (1126 Southwest Park Avenue in Portland)

Sponsored by Rotary District 5100 and the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Rotarians/World Affairs Council members, and $10 for students. Find out more and register for this event.

-Public conference featuring speakers Admiral Eric Olson (ret.), Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Ambassador John McDonald (ret.), Chairman & CEO Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams.

Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00-4:30 PM at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel (1401 SW Naito Parkway in Portland)

Tickets are $60, including breakfast, lunch, breaks and materials. Space is limited. Find out more and register for this event.

This conference is planned by Rotary District 5100. Speakers will have time for interviews or pre-arranged press contacts.

View the conference brochure. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Birol Yesilada, PhD at 971-212-1454 or Erin Thomas at 503-367-4223.