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10th Annual
Peace, Justice & Sustainability Conference

"Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service"

Friday, April 22, 2016 (Earth Day)
Student Center | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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FREE ADMISSION for Coast Community College District Students ($20 at the door)

General Public $25 ($40 at the door) - registration fee includes vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, plus conference materials and gifts, Free parking (Lot B & C)



Thursday, April 14
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Orange Coast College

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The 2016 Peace Conference is a shared inquiry into a way of life that embodies underlying human values of compassion, care, generosity, and trust. Amid global challenges of the 21st century, the conference advocates that everyday people can redefine the narrative and recognize their vital role in shaping our world-- simply by “being the change they wish to see” to create communities that are just, compassionate, and sustainable.


Organized by a crew of volunteers who believe that being the change, changes the being, the conference holds space for researchers, educators, artists, advocates, students, and seekers to explore, redefine and lead with these deeper values in practical ways.


Drawn together by a shared resonance at the intersection of impact, awareness, and transformation, this collective gathering may fuel, ignite, and inspire ways for participants to be deeper stewards of technology, economics, education, art, and social media in a way that can recreate communities to thrive on the power and shared values of knowledge and service.


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Gene Baur is the co-founder and president of the Farm Sanctuary-America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Mr. Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 30 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. His latest book is, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day (Rodale, 2015). For more about his work, please visit:

In 2015, Gene was granted an Associate appointment in Health, Behavior, and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this prestigious position, Gene is focused on implementing courses related to evidence-based work on diet and farming as it aligns to Farm Sanctuary’s goals of shedding light on factory farming’s threat to public health, the environment, and animal welfare.




Moving From Isolation To Community

Every interaction we have in our lives gives us an opportunity to connect with another person at a deeper level. When you start out with an intention to be generous it spurs you past the confines of your own life and opens you up to all the various ways our journeys intersect with each other. By sponsoring a student to attend the Peace Conference, the beauty of that comes alive.

The Difference Between Free & "Gift"

There's a subtle but important difference between something handed out for free, and something offered in the spirit of a gift. A gift celebrates inter-connection and relationship. It's a simple gesture of both gratitude and appreciation. Sponsoring a student isn’t about donating money. It's about sharing an experience of generosity that has the potential to shift both the giver and the recipient.


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