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Paul Tayyar – Co Advisor ptayyar@gwc.cccd.edu

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Ann Vu – Vice President


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9th Annual
PEACE & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
"Leadership and Peace Building"

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Student Center | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, interdependent and diverse, there is a greater need for new leaders who can address the issues of our time. At a time of uncertainty and not having clear answers, new skills of leadership and new understandings are required in creating peaceful communities that are just, compassionate and sustainable.

Presented by Golden West College, Peace Studies Program, in partnership with
Office of Student Life and Leadership, Associated Students, Intercultural Program,
International Program, Criminal Justice, Leadership & Ethics Institute, and AES Huntington Beach.


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PRE-CONFERENCE:

CSULB interACT Performance Troupe
Thursday, April 23
1pm - 2:30 in Forum II
Free to GWC Community

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Check out our Speakers for 2015!

WHEELCHAIR COACH TRANSFORMS LIVES THROUGH BASKETBALL

Jess Markt -An international wheelchair basketball coach and consultant specialized in organizing leagues and training players in developing countries. His efforts have transformed the young lives in Afghanistan, India, Cambodia and Palestine: read more...

BLACK MUSICIAN ENCOUNTERS THE KU KLUX KLAN

Daryl Davis –Chicago native Daryl Davis received his degree in Jazz from Howard University. As a musician, he has worked with such artists as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Jerry Lee Lewis, Percy Sledge, The Coasters, and The Platters, The Legendary Blues Band, among others. He tours both nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. read more...

PEACE AWARD RECIPIENT DISTRIBUTES CRUTCHES IN WAR ZONE

Lisa Shultz - Is the recipient of the 2015 GWC Peace Award. She is the founder of the international online artistic creative community, TheWhole9.com and The Peace Project, with the help of a network of 500 medical professionals, members of the disabled community and concerned citizens, distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches across the war zone areas of Africa on September 21, 2011, World Peace Day. read more...

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR BUILDS A SCHOOL IN ONE OF THE POOREST REGIONS IN THE WORLD

Prakash Bista, A sophomore from Soka University and one of the Orange County's 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Orange County Register is a social entrepreneur.  He has led the residents of his village, Lalu (in Nepal), to build the village's first service-oriented non-profit school. read more...

Tony Damico - received a Master’s in Communication Studies from CSU, Long Beach and his  BA in Organizational Communication at Western Kentucky University. He competed in and coached competitive speech and debate, known as Forensics, for 13 years, winning national and international championships, both as a competitor and a coach. He teaches at Long Beach City College and Mt San Antonio College, and works with non-profits in Long Beach. read more....

Whitney McIntyre Miller joined the Graduation Leadership Programs faculty at Chapman University as an Assistant Professor in August of 2014.  Prior to coming to Chapman University, she was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University.  She received her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, and holds masters degrees in International Development and Social Work, as well as a bachelor degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. read more...

Melissa Applebee first had the idea to start BeYoutiful, a teen-girl empowerment organization, in 2010. Four years later, her dream became a reality. The first BeYoutiful Conference was held on May 24, 2014 at Golden West College. The four year buffer zone before the conference was filled with hard work, passion, determination, and a refusal to give up. She was blessed with fellow teen girls who came along side her with the same passion to empower other girls. It is crazy that teen girls founded an organization and directed a community-wide conference.

 

Gary Meza did a full career as a police officer with HBPD, retiring as a lieutenant.  In addition to being an instructor for GWC CJTC he has been a long time facilitator for the law enforcement training the Museum of Tolerance does in the area of cultural diversity.