Recent Events

2016

Jack Levin: The Violence of Hate – A Presentation at Bucknell University

For Martin Luther King, Jr. week Bucknell University invited Jack Levin to host a workshop on January 20th 2016 pertaining to his book The Violence of Hate

2013

The Pursuit of Justice Conference

 

Each year, the Pursuit of Justice Conference brings together scholars on the fore of hate studies to lead a discussion on crime and social justice. This year’s theme is “Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality. Hosted by Gonzaga Law School and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System, speakers will address how hatred manifests and the dangerous habit of “othering” which can lead to intolerance and inequality.

Open to: All law students

Date and Time: April 18 – April 20, 2013

Site: Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA

Cost: $150 for 3 days, $100 for 2 days

Registration: Online Application

Northeastern University’s Dr. Jack Levin will be delivering keynote speeches both evenings of the conference. Other speakers include,  Paul Butler, Georgetown University Law Center;  Hon. Steven Gonzalez, Washington
State Supreme Court; Terri Givens, University of Texas at Austin; Ryan Haygood, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Hon. Richard Jones, U.S. District Court; Susan Opotow, City University of New York; Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Hon. Roseanna Peterson, U.S. District Court; Ken Stern, American Jewish Committee; Frank Staub, Spokane City Police Department; Robert Tsai, American University Washington College of Law.

2012

2011

Skill Building for Facilitating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution – Panel Discussion

Date: October 26, 2011

The panel addressed the importance of developing cognitive, communicational, and relational skills needed for living and working in a multicultural environment. Special attention was paid to the role of education programs in developing cooperation and understanding among students from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. In addition to Barbara Gottschalk of Seeds of Peace, panelists included Director Janet Penn and student Bridget Waid of Youth LEAD, Ronnie Miller, Deputy Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center and former Director of Corrymeela (the reconciliation and peace-building center in Northern Ireland), and Justin Bergeron, Executive Director of Peace through Play. It was co-sponsored by the Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program (APRP), the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The Panel was  moderated by Dr. Gordana Rabrenovic, the Director of the Brudnick Center.

2010

The Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education Conference 2010

Date: May 28-31, 2010

The Interfaith Action’s Youth Leadership Program, in collaboration with the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from Friday evening May 28, 2010 through Monday afternoon May 31, 2010.

WHO ARE YOU? Can WE talk?

This conference was planned and led by teens who want to have their voices heard and their presence felt as a positive force in the global community.

Empower youth to lead today!

Adults working with teens attended a parallel but separate adult track.

“Challenge your assumptions, experience other perspectives, share your traditions, have real dialogues – not debates – about things that really matter to you, all the while fostering new understanding and friendships.”

T.I.D.E. 2010 was an amazing weekend journey for teens, by teens.

Don’t stand there – catch this wave!

Go to www.ifaction.org for more information about Youth LEAD.