Half-Day Conference to Focus on Building a More Peaceful Connecticut

Forum will describe Methods, Models and Tools that promote Nonviolence

 What: The forum, sponsored by the Coalition for Peace in Connecticut, will host an event called “Building a More Peaceful Connecticut: Tools, Models and Initiatives that Promote Nonviolence.” The conference will focus on sharing information about programs in Connecticut that promote nonviolence and teach peaceful conflict resolution. The group is under the auspices of the Office of the Administration for Children and Families, which is headquartered in Boston.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to RSVP by Monday, June 23 to: peaceinct@gmail.com.

When: Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

 
Where: McCook Auditorium on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit St, Hartford.

Background: The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes a broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. The programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights and leadership to issues that affect the lives of all Americans.

This forum will focus on sharing information about programs in Connecticut that promote nonviolence and teach peaceful conflict resolution. Speakers at the forum will include:

Nelba Marquez-Green, Ana Grace Project at the Klingberg Family Center
Kathryn Lee, program director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Victoria Christgau, executive director, CT Center for Nonviolence
Iran Nazario, director, COMPASS PeaceBuilders
Kenny Jackson, StreetSafe, Bridgeport
Andrew Woods, executive director, Hartford Communities that Care
Barbara Tinney, executive director, New Haven Family Alliance
Karen Jarmoc, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Interval House
Deacon Arthur Miller, Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford

The forum will also provide opportunities for other groups to share information about their work through presentations and/or information booths.

Lunch will be served and free parking is available. For directions and a map of the Trinity campus, please visit: http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/campusvisit/Pages/map.aspx