The Environment: Issues in Justice, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: A Conference in Honor of the Late Fr. Rene McGraw
September 18, 2023
1:00-4:30 P.M. in 204 A/B Gorecki (CSB)
1:00-1:55: "Environmental Peacebuilding: Yesterday, Today. and Tomorrow."
Opening Words by CSB+SJU President Brian Bruess.
Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Jon Armajani, Department of Peace Studies Faculty.
Opening Keynote by Dr. Ken Conca, American University: "Environmental Peacebuilding: Yesterday, Today. and Tomorrow."
2:10-3:05: Panel: Religion & the Environment
Moderator: Dr. Jon Armajani, Department of Peace Studies
Abbot John Klassen, St. John's Monastery: "Benedictinism and the Environment."
Dr. Jon Armajani, Department of Peace Studies: "Islam and the Environment."
3:20-4:15: Panel: Environmental Justice
Moderator: Dr. Theodor Gordon, CSB+SJU Director, Initiative for Native Nation Relation
Dr. Derek Larson, Department of Environmental Studies: "Global Environmental Justice."
Angel Stevens. The Giniw Collective and The Niibi Center for the Rights of Nature. Environmental Justice in the US.
Co-sponsored by the CSB+SJU Department of Peace Studies, the CSB+SJU Department of Environmental Studies, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, and Welcome Fest.
*CSB+SJU is on the original homeland of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabe peoples. We honor and respect the Indigenous peoples who were forcibly removed from and who are still connected to this territory.<https://usdac.us/nativeland
Climate Change, Health, and Equity
October 16, 2023
7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Pellegrene Auditorium (SJU)
Dr. Cheryl Holder, MD will provide the closing keynote portion of the CSB+SJU annual peace studies conference. Dr. Cheryl L. Holder, a graduate of Princeton University and George Washington University School of Medicine, a National Health Service Corp Scholar, Internist, and HIV Specialist served as Medical Director of one of Miami’s largest community health centers and on NIH and CDC health advisory and programmatic review panels. She dedicated her career to improving health of underserved populations.
In 2009, she joined Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’ faculty, where she taught about the social determinants of health, diversity, and the health impact of climate change. She retired 12/31/22, as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Initiatives.
Her leadership roles include organizations such as president of Florida State Medical Association, Founder and Co-Chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action and Co-chair of Miami Dade Heat Health Task Force. Her TED Talk “The link between climate change, health and poverty” garnered over 300,000 views
September 13, 2022
Religion, Politics, and Peacemaking
October 29, 2018
Moving Beyond Stereotypes: The Somali Community in Minnesota
September 12, 2017
Toward the Beloved Community: Ending Racial Disparities in Health
September 22, 2016
Restorative Justice, Peacebuilding & the Use of Circles in Minnesota's Schools & Communities
September 14 & 15, 2015
Lighting the Darkness: Exploring Alternatives to Violence
September 17, 2014
Acting on Faith: Nonviolence and the Struggle for Interracial Justice, Then and Now
October 14, 2013
Challenges Facing Africans Today
September 17, 2012
Toward a More Sociable World: The Struggle Against the Death Penalty and the Legitimation of Violence
September 19, 2011
Justice, Peace, and Environmental Sustainability
September 27-27, 2010
Have we Overcome? Race and Racism in the Age of Obama
September 28, 2009
Educating for Peace and Justice: From Minneapolis-St. Paul to Johannesburg.
September 22, 2008
A Conference Exploring the Connections Between Peace and the Fine Arts.
September 17, 2007
Islam and Peace: Exploring peace, war, nonviolence, and peacebuilding in the Islamic tradition.
September 18, 2006
Against Forgetting: The Legacy of the Vietnam War for People and Politics
September 26, 2005
The Peaceful Sex? Women and Peace in the 21st Century
September 20, 2004
A Call to Build Peace and Justice
September 29, 2003
Through the Eyes of a Child: War, Peace, and Reconciliation
January 21, 2003
Democracy, Development and Human Rights in Kenya
September 24, 2001
Healing Hands: Medicine and the Quest for Peace and Justice
September 24, 2000
Nowhere Else to Go: Local, Regional, and Global Dimensions of Homelessness
October 19, 1999
"Media and Violence" - Dr. Joanne Cantor and Colman McCarthy
October 5, 1998
"Crime and Punishment: Retribution or Redemption" Kenneth Schoen and Dr. Donald Cabana
October 6, 1997
"From Rage to Renewal: Seeking Urban Peace" Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin and Fr. Gregory Boyle
October 7, 1996
"United Nations: The Past and Future" Dr. Hrach Gregorian
September 25, 1995
"Africa" Professor Ron Walters and Mahmoud El-Kati
October 17, 1994
"Women and Development" V. Spike Peterson and Vanessa Castro
September 27, 1993
"Order and Disorder: Implications for Violence and Nonviolence" Dr. Richard Falk
September 28, 1992
"Environmental Dimensions of the Arms Race and Disarmament" Michael Renner
April 4, 1992