Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Peace Education" Summit in the offing

Newark Peace Education Summit

On May 13-15th His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an impressive line up of speakers will be presenting at the Newark Peace Education Summit. The Peace Alliance is co-sponsoring the event, and our team will be there. Will you?

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Speakers include: The Dalai Lama, Mayor Cory Booker, Russell Simmons, Martin Luther King Jr. III, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Kucinich, Van Jones, Marjora Carter, Jodi Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Goldie Hawn, Edward Norton, and many other presenters.

Some of the most gifted peacebuilders in the nation, national figures and unsung heroes alike, will present workshops on about as many peace topics as you can probably imagine!

I'm so excited to participate in this summit. The story of Newark, New Jersey rising out of the challenges of crime and poverty into the national spotlight as a model city, is one of the great American tales of the last few years. I can think of nowhere better to host this gathering.

Over the last few months in particular, inspired in part by the shifts in the Middle East, we are feeling an uptick in the collaborative strength of the US peace movement as a whole—a growing sense that right here, right now, is our moment. The dynamite lineup of this event, and the incredible space that will be created for us to gather, demonstrates the power of this rising tide.

You in? Learn more and register at

We hope to see you there!

-Aaron Voldman
Student Peace Alliance Executive Director

PS: Are you able to make a small donation to help sponsor more staff, board and volunteers to be present in Newark? Together we will help translate the energy from the event and what we are learning into powerful action. Help us maximize our participation! Also, if you want to say hi, and hang out with us in Newark, drop us a line at

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