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SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference will be October 25, 26, and 27.

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

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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View AU Open HouseSeptember 22 • 9 a.m. • Whitfield Center

See everything Avila has to offer at our upcoming ViewAU Open House. Chat with Admissions and current students, take in program information from faculty advisors and enjoy a tour of beautiful campus. Enjoy lunch – compliments of the Office of Admission.

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Register for Homecoming Weekend 2018: AU Gold

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homecoming weekend

Return to Avila’s campus to help celebrate Homecoming Weekend 2018 from October 18-21! This special weekend offers the opportunity to connect with friends and celebrate with the Avila community.

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Arts at Avila: Talk Radio

talk radio theatre production

talk radio theatre productionOctober 18-21
7:30 p.m. | Showtime
2 p.m. | Sunday matinee
Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage at Goppert Theatre

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