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Culture of Peace Conference @ KSC a Success!

[ 0 ] March 11, 2012 |

The 4th Annual New Hampshire Culture of Peace Conference, which took place at Keene State College last weekend, was a wonderful success.  We had 24 workshops on various topics, 5 performing artists and groups, a peace march and moving ceremony.  The richness of this day is due largely to the collaborate contributions by a large and diverse planning team from the Monadnock region, and the thorough groundwork and support of Leo Sandy at Plymouth State University and Will Hopkins at New Hampshire Peace Action.

The ripples of such a day will undoubtedly be felt for some time.  NH Peace Action and folks at Rivier College are already planning the 5th Annual NH Culture of Peace Conference for next year, and following the Keene conference, organizers have formed the Monadnock Culture of Peace Conference with tentative plans for a follow-up peace conference next year.  The work continues…

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Category: Change, Civility, Peace, Politics, Prevention, Wisdom

About Forrest Seymour: See my LinkedIn Profile Forrest Seymour is a social worker, psychotherapist and violence prevention consultant.  He has worked in community based programs, hospitals, schools and colleges supporting individual and institutional efforts to prevent sexual violence and promote emotional and community health since the mid-‘70s.  He has consulted with State Department International Visitor Groups and serves on the Cheshire County (NH) Domestic Violence Council, the New Hampshire Violence Against Women Campus Consortium and the steering committee of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach.  Since 2006, Forrest has been at the Keene State College Counseling Center where he is a Counselor and the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention & Education.  He counts amongst his inspirations the many men he has collaborated with locally, nationally and internationally who seek in so many creative ways to end men’s violence, but most especially, the male and female students at Keene State College who step up as Mentors in Violence Prevention peer educators, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march organizers, Shout Out Against Sexual Assault speakers and witnesses, Take Back the Night marchers, “Vagina Monologues” and “No Zebras, No Excuses” performers,  and as violence prevention activists in countless large and small ways every year and every day.  These students are victims, survivors, allies and active-bystanders; they are leaders, role models and inspirations for their peers, for their faculty and staff, and for Forrest. View author profile.