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Hands on Peace Event

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24.

Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus

300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth 76102

Tickets: $15.00 (includes lunch).

Info: 2018FWRotaryHope.eventbrite.com.

Dr. Celestin Musekura of the African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) will be the keynote speaker Feb. 24 at the club’s second Hands On Peace Event (H.O.P.E.) at the Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus.

Last year’s inaugural event was recognized internationally for the content of the conference.

Conference attendees will be able to engage with community leaders including Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner and Fort Worth Police Chief, Joel Fitzgerald in an interactive discussion on timely topics such as interfaith peace, civil discourse and social justice, community and international affairs, and more.

Celestin, a native of Rwanda, is an internationally known speaker and author who currently lives in Dallas. He founded ALARM-Africa in 1994 in response to a crisis of Christian leadership in Africa after the Rwandan genocide in which members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation killed as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority. In 1997, five members of his family and 70 members of his church died in revenge killings.

The Hands on Peace Event is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College, Arcturis and Williams Trew.

Lillie Biggins, who recently retired as head of Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Fort Worth, will deliver opening remarks on “Peace as it Relates to Race and Culture.”

Breakout sessions and their leaders include:

Police and Community Relations

Dr. Joel Fitzgerald

Chief of Police, Fort Worth

Education and Literacy

Dr. Kent Scribner

Superintendent, Fort Worth Independent School District

When Cultures Collide

Dr. Robert Hunt

SMU Perkins School of Theology

Delivering an Effective Apology

Robyn Short

Robyn Short / Alternative Dispute Resolution

Social Justice and Civil Discourse

Estrus Tucker

Center for Courage and Renewal

Community Response to Homelessness in Early Childhood

Center for Transforming Lives

Rotary’s Commitment to Peace: Areas of Focus and Peace Fellows

Kirk Driver

Captain of Fort Worth Police Department

Jeff Whitfield

Partner with Kelly Hart & Hallman

Interfaith Peace Panel

Cheryl Kimberling, Ph.D.

Multicultural Alliance

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth Initiative

Amanda Robbins

Linda Abel

Texas Health Resources

¬¬¬¬ ¬¬– FWBP Staff


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