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SAVE THE DATE: The 2019 Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference will be October 31 through November 2.

To see photos and learn more about our past events, explore the galleries below:

2018 Greater KC Peacebuilding & Nonviolence Conference

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The photo gallery and video of the 2018 conference should be available by mid-February 2019.

2018 John Dear: They Will Inherit the Earth

John Dear Book Tour

The Buchanan Initiative hosted Rev. John Dear, Catholic priest and multi-Nobel prize nominee, for a talk and book signing on April 17, 2018. Rev. Dear spoke about the newly published They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change.

2017 Greater KC Peacebuilding & Nonviolence Conference

5th Annual Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference

The Buchanan Initiative at Avila University joined Johnson County Community College, Park University, and the International Relations Council of Kansas City in hosting the fifth annual Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference. To kick off the three-day program, BIPN hosted a film screening of Spike Lee's Chi-Raq in the Thornhill Gallery. Following the screening, students from Avila's School of Visual and Communication Arts presented their interactive posters during a public reception. The day's program concluded with a moderated panel discussion featuring screenwriter Kevin Willmott.

2017 Troost Conference: A Vision for Peace and Action

Troost: A Vision for Peace and Action

This conference brought together community leaders who are fighting for justice throughout the Kansas City area. Troost Ave. has long been considered a racial dividing line in Kansas City. Troost carries a rich history of peace and conflict that everyone in Kansas City must know. Keynote speaker Fr. Alexii Altschul, founder of Reconciliation Services, discussed the rich history of Troost, the problems created by hyper-gentrification, and ways we can take action and promote development without displacement.

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