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Peace Works 2017

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

$20 – $50

From Marches to Movements

October 14, 2017

Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA

Download the Peace Works 2017: From Marches to Movements Program (119 downloads)

The last year has seen an alarming rise in armed conflict, social bigotry, and political authoritarianism. At the same time, unprecedented numbers of people around the globe have rallied to resist the politics of hate. Many of us have felt fear and motivation, isolation and empowerment, disillusion and hope. Peace Works 2017 asks how we might harness these passionate feelings into effective social movements.

What tools do community groups need to better organize themselves and network with others to meet vital needs? How can individuals become engaged and empowered in the political process to affect public policy? How have successful movements and campaigns shifted public opinion and won elections? How might we reach out, build coalitions, and turn a passion for peace and justice into strategic victories? How can we envision and craft policies and institutions for a better world even as we fight to preserve the gains of recent decades against reactionary and regressive forces?

Saturday, October 14, 2007, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice will host its 11th Peace Works conference, From Marches to Movements, at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA. The day will be filled with workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities. People and organizations from Washington and beyond will come together to develop concrete strategies for justice, peace, and progressive social change.

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Peace Works 2017 SCHEDULE



9:00 AM Registration Lobby
9:30am – 11am
Morning Workshops Classroom #
Strengthening Sanctuary: Building Community in Support of Immigrant Rights Room 130 Anne Fischel, Steffani Powell, Alejandra Hunt, Eder Nunez (Strengthening Sanctuary)
Narrating the Future We Want to Create: Storytelling as Social Change Room 285 Elaine Vradenburgh (Window Seat Media)
Volunteer Recruitment & Retention: A Guide to Happy Volunteers Room 286 Miguel Pineda (SideWalk)
We don’t want Allies: The Meaning of Solidarity at the Intersections of Housing Status and Disability Room 287 Wendy Hamlin, Pete Brown, John Gillis (Just Housing Olympia)
11-11:15 AM Break
11:15-12:30 PM Welcome & Keynote Address Main Stage Whitney Faulkner (RCF) & Matt Remle
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch & Networking Lobby
1:30-3 PM
Afternoon Workshops Classroom #
How to influence politics & make your government leaders represent YOU! Room 130 Arsalan Bukhari, Izdihar Bailey (CAIR-Seattle)
Learn To Do Grassroots Fundraising and Change Your Life Room 285 Cecile Surasky (Jewish Voice for Peace)
Digital Communities, Art & Activism Room 286 Natasha Marin (Reparations project)
Disruption and Inscription: The Complementary Tension between Social Movements and Social Movement Organizations Room 287 Shon Meckfessel (Author & Professor)
3-3:15 PM Break
3:15-4:30 PM Panel (w/ Keynote speaker) Main Stage Matt Remle, Cecilie Surasky, Shon Meckfessel w/ David Hyde Moderating
4:30-5:00 PM Closing: Takeaways Main Stage David Hyde
5:00-6:00 PM Closing Reception & Networking (Live Music) Lobby Miguel & Daniel Perez-Gibson (guitar)

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Thank you to our Co-Sponsors!

Harbingers of Justice

Rebuilding Alliance

Cindy and Craig Corrie

Partners in Peace

Works in Progress

Friends of RCF

Americans Committed to Justice and Truth

Jewish Voice for Peace – Tacoma

Center for Community Based Learning and Action (CCBLA)

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation 

Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace

Maxine Fookson and Ned Rosch

Organizations interested in other co-sponsorship levels please go to our designated Cosponsor Page. Any co-sponsorship will include full admission to the conference, lunch, table for org. materials, and advertisement in program. For more information about co-sponsorship please contact [email protected].


October 14, 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$20 – $50


Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
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