Join us in Chicago for our April 18th forum, War & Peace: Never Ending Wars and Public Health, where we will explore the health consequences of war and how to approach conflict prevention.
Hosted by Chicago’s EMERGENCY USA group, with support from the Public Health Student Association and Voices for Creative Non-Violence.
War & Peace: Never Ending Wars and Public Health
9am – 4pm, April 18
UIC’s College of Nursing Conference Center
845 S Damen
Chicago, IL 60612
9:20 Welcoming Remarks
9:30 Keynote Speaker: Rory Fanning
10:45 Within the Eye of the Storm film screening & discussion
12:00 Lunch — Food will be provided
1:00 Panel Discussion on Never-Ending Wars
2:10 Keynote Speaker
More about the presentations
Keynote Speaker: Rory Fanning, will read from his memoir Worth Fighting For which chronicles the physical, emotional, and political journey of war
Film Screening: Within the Eye of the Storm, a documentary by Shelley Hermon on the personal consequences of the Gaza conflict. Discussion follows with Granit Amit and Kristin Szremski.
Panel Discussion: “Never-Ending Wars” with nurses Ellen Kennelly and Emmy Malloy, Patrick Kennelly from the Marquette Center for Peace, and Buddy Bell from Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
Veteran Panel Discussion: David Giffey, Ray Parrish, and Iris Madelyn
Performance: Pachacamak Folk, a Chicago-based non-profit celebrating peace and unity through Andean folk dance and music
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