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Authors, Environmentalists and Religious Leaders are Keynote Speakers During PHCC's Peace Week

Pasco-Hernando Community College will present four keynote speakers to celebrate Peace Week—Transformation, scheduled on October 7–11 at the West Campus in New Port Richey, East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville, and Spring Hill Campus.  This year’s Peace Week theme, Transformation, is reflected in each keynote presentation.

Daniel CaronKeynote speaker Daniel Caron will discuss "Leadership and Peace", by bringing the concept and practice of Original Play® to existing leadership models on Tuesday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the West Campus, and at 2:30 p.m. at the North Campus, Also, Caron will present on Wednesday, October 9 at the East Campus at 3:30 p.m.

Ida ManningDaughter of Holocaust survivors and advocate for the disenfranchised, Ida Manning will present "Shifting the Conversation on Immigration" on October 8 at North Campus at 12:30 p.m. and at East Campus at 3:30 p.m.  Also, Manning will present on October 9 at 11:10 a.m. at West Campus and at 3:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Campus.

Keynote speaker, Bob Hall, former board member of New York State Coalition Against Bob HallSexual Assault, will present "Nonviolent Sexuality: Making Peace with Passion" on October 8 at 11:10 a.m. at West Campus and at 5:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Campus. Hall will also speak on October 9 at 11:10 a.m. at East Campus and at 4 p.m. at North Campus. Hall will discuss conflict resolution, human interaction and the bottom line—that force is never acceptable and communication is always respectable.

Ben HewittOn Thursday, October 10, Ben Hewitt, freelance journalist and author, will present "Peace and Carrots: cultivating local food economies in the 21st century" at 9:40 a.m. at the Spring Hill Campus, at 12:40 p.m. at the West Campus and 3:30 p.m. at East Campus. Hewitt and his family set the example of how to live in a way that truly connects with nature and leaves no carbon footprint.  He will share practical ways to take action in your life now.

In addition to keynote presentations, Peace Week also will offer guest and faculty lecturers, a sand mandala, exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops, peace and religion festivals and musical performances. The sand mandala is a symbolic structure, with many layers of meaning, created from colored sand. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a Sand Mandala teaching at the North Campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 followed by a dissolution ceremony.

Visit the Peace Week page for a daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations or call 1-877-TRY-PHCC for more information. Peace Week 2013–Transformation, is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, PHCC’s Peace and Social Justice Institute and the Student Activities department. All Peace Week events are free and open to the community.

Release date: 
September 25, 2013
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