Exhibition and Events – no charge
Saturday, January 19th, 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday, January 20th and Monday, January 21st (MLK Day), 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, January 22nd, 10 am – 4 pm
University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center – Tucson and Catalina Rooms (upstairs)
We, the youth of SGI-USA, the Soka Gakkai International organization in Tucson, in partnership with Buddhists for Peace student club at the University of Arizona, are presenting the “Victory Over Violence” Exhibition at the University of Arizona Student Memorial Union (upstairs) on January 19-22, 2013.
Victory Over Violence (VOV) is a movement to help inspire young people throughout the world to identify and root out violence in their daily lives and in their communities.
VOV is inspired by universal principles of nonviolence and respect for all living beings. Its goal is to contribute to a culture of peace through awareness, introspection, individual empowerment and a courageous and creative commitment to dialogue. It encourages respect, trust, and friendship among young people, families, schools and communities across boundaries such as race, religion, and culture.
The VOV movement begins with you. Starting on the personal level, we will collectively build a culture of peace worldwide.
Join us at this event and launch your
personal peace movement today!
Saturday, January 19 2:15pm
Dr. Richard Ruiz – Department Head, Professor, Department of Learning and Sociocultural Studies, the University of Arizona
“Creating a Language of Peace and Reconciliation in the United States”
Special Guest Speakers
Sunday, January 20 10:00am
Dr. Sheri Bauman, Director, UofA Counseling & Mental Health Graduate Program
“What can we do to Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying?”
Sunday, January 20 1:00pm
Mitzi Sasse, Yoga & Qi Gong Instructor
“Qi Gong, A Practice to Reduce the Accumulation of
Negative Emotions and Recharge the Meridian Channels”
Sunday, January 20 2:00pm
Linda Kohanov – Founder/Director of the EponaQuest International Study Center, author of “The Power of the Herd” – a guide to non-predatory leadership.
“Emotional Heroism: The Power behind Nonviolence”
Monday, January 21 11:00am (MLK Day)
Anna Harper, MSW, LMSW – Director of Program and Community Development at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.
“The Impact of Domestic Abuse – Working Toward Community Accountability”
Monday, January 21 1:00pm
Sarah Bahnson & Paco Velez, Wingspan, Advocate/Educators
Monday, January 21 2:00pm
Dr. Stephen T. Russell – Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona; Director, Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families; President, Society for Research on Adolescence
“The Silence around Violence: Prejudice, Discrimination and Bullying and What We Can Do about Them”
Monday, January 21 3:30pm
Dr. Patrisia Gonzales, UA American Indian Studies, Mexican American Studies
“Indigenous Medicine and Oneness of Self and the Environment”
Tuesday, January 22 11:00am
Dr. Ofelia Zepeda – Tohono O’odham poet; Professor of linguistics, University of Arizona
“Understanding the Power of Words”
Tuesday, January 22 12:30pm
Meghan McKendry, UA Oasis, Student Health, Prevention Specialist
“Combating Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence at the UofA”
No Charge for the Event. Free Parking Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Come Early – Seating is limited
Further information: Call 520-323-8184, SGI Community Center
2540 E. 22nd Street, Tucson 85713