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Peace Day @UIW: United for Justice

October 30, 2019


Peace Day 2019 Schedule

Remembering a murdered faculty member, the University of the Incarnate Word annually focuses on issues of justice, peace, and care of creation near the anniversary of his death. Exhibits and presentations throughout the day in the UIW Student Engagement Center. All events are free and open to the public. The will be information table in the lobby.

Immigrants and Refugees: Our Brothers and Sisters
9 – 10:15 a.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
Hope M. Frye, Executive Director of Project Lifeline who has submitted testimony on “ Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border” to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, UIW Psychology; and Dr. Lopita Nath, UIW History. Moderated by Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability Director.

Religions: Provoking Violence or Bridges to Understanding?
10:30 – 11:10 a.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
While there are hate crimes and mass shootings in synagogues, churches, mosques, gurdwaras, and public places, movements of education, bridge building, and interfaith service are growing stronger than ever. Learn of the Interfaith Youth Core empowering a new generation of young people skilled in dialogue and respect. Learn of interfaith groups in San Antonio like ISAA, the IYC grant at UIW and get involved. Shared by Aly Escobar, Dr. Sandy Guzman-Foster, Rev. Wyndee Holbrook, and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk.

About Face: Veterans Against the War
11:15 – 11:45 a.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
Learn of the local and the national groups asking questions and speaking up.

God’s Global Family in God’s Garden
12 – 1:15 p.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
Whether internationally, nationally, locally, or on our campus, God has provided enough. How can we as a global family and a local campus grow food, share food, make personal choices to eat in ways healthy for the planet and healthy for ourselves? Enjoy a lunch prepared by Dr. Heather R. Frazier’s Quantity Food class and the Student Dietetic Association. Listen to her, Dr. Heather Barton-Weston, Tori Martinez, Dr. Benjamin C. Miele, Teo Reyes, Jacob R. Rodriguez, Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Bobby San Martin, Jorge L. Quintero and others and participate in this important conversation.

Who in your family needs to get shot before you get involved?
1:30 – 2:45 p.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
A panel on the U.S. problem of mass shootings with UIW faculty Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. LuElla D’Amico, Dr. Benjamin C. Miele, and Alex Lecombe of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Every day, more than 90 Americans are killed with guns. Consider the ways we teach masculinity to boys, our failure to agree on safety laws, and our polarized rhetoric. Prepare for this by reading of “ the role masculinity plays in mass shootings.” Of 150 recent mass shootings, all the perpetrators were men except one was by a woman and one was by a man and woman. Boys are taught to value “power, dominance, aggression, over empathy, care and collaboration.” Moderated by Dr. Lisa Lockhart, Psychology

The 400th Anniversary Year of the First Slave Ship in North America: The time for Examination
3 p.m., SEC 2051 – 2052
Dr. Brandi J. Coleman of the UIW Education Department shares information and activities to explore 400 Years of Inequality, develop critical thinking skills, and plan action steps so that the U.S. may be a nation of the people, by the people and for the people in the next 400 years.

Creativity and Conflict
4:30 – 5:40 p.m., SEC 2030-2031
Dr. Lalon Alexander of the UIW Fashion Management Department, who holds a Graduate Certificate In Creative Studies and Change Leadership from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, brings wisdom and practical skills for transformation. Dr. Kevin Salfen, UIW Music Department and a creator of music will join in the conversation.

Stories of Compassion and Peace from students who have traveled internationally
5:45 – 6:20 p.m., SEC 2030-2031
Brooke Paynter, the Study Abroad Coordinator, will lead a rich sharing grounded in Global Citizenship Education where we begin to recognize that the world is full of friends that we just haven’t met yet.

San Antonio as a City of Compassion and the Global Compassion movement
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., SEC 2030-2031
As the worldwide Charter for Compassion celebrates a tenth anniversary learn of our city which is linking hundreds in compassionate relationships of service, the leadership of Faith-Based Initiatives Office, and our call to be a world leader in compassion. Read about thousands of compassionate acts in San Antonio. Be in conversation with Bill Neely, leader of SACRD.org, Dhawn Martin, director of the SoL Center and others, organized by Eric Palacios, graduate student, UIW Dreeben School of Education.


October 30, 2019
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San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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