Public invited to conference on ‘Reclaiming a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence’

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, Peace and Reconciliation Studies, and ESTIA invite the public to attend the fall conference, “Reclaiming a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Buchanan Alumni House.

Presenters include:

  • Darren Ranco, George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research and Native American Programs; member of the Penobscot Indian Nation
  • Hawk Henries, member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck
  • Gladys Ganiel, research fellow at the Sen. George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland
  • Timothy G. Reagan, Dean, UMaine College of Education and Human Development
  • Hugh Curran, UMaine Peace and Reconciliation Studies
  • Douglas Allen, UMaine Department of Philosophy
  • Judith Josiah-Martin and Alison Smith Mitchell, UMaine School of Social Work
  • Laura Artesani, UMaine Music Education Program
  • Susan Bennett-Armistead, UMaine College of Education and Human Development Literacy Program

A light lunch will be served during the conference.

Peace and Reconciliation Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering both undergraduate and graduate courses examining the social conditions for peace, with special emphasis on reconciliation and forgiveness as a vital factor. It is housed within the College of Education and Human Development.

ESTIA (Eco-peace, Sustainability, Training, International Affiliations), the International EcoPeace Community, is a Maine-based nonprofit founded in 2004. ESTIA promotes and facilitates sustainability and peace through education, and has been instrumental in organizing conferences and permaculture training sessions over the course of the past 14 years. ESTIA has a long-standing affiliation with UMaine, and several board members are part of the Peace and Reconciliation faculty.

To RSVP, contact or 581.3435.