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2019 Rotary Hands on Peace Event

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Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus

300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth, TX 76102

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HOPE Hands on Peace Event is a nonprofit conference has been proudly put together by the members of the International Services Committee. The purpose of the International Services Committee is to connect and engage our club and our members with Rotarians from around the world so that it can achieve its goals, furthering understanding and goodwill.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Conference, as we engage, hands-on, in topics on the promotion and implementation of a productive, inclusive, and peaceful Fort Worth community.

Come visit with local community organizations making a difference in the Fort Worth Region, including; ACH Child and Family Services, Aetna, Center for Transforming Lives, Fort Worth Sister Cities International, Malayika Rescue Mission, Mission Central, MOF, Presbyterian Night Shelter, Robyn Short, SMU Simmons - School of Education & Human Development, Tarrant County Public Health, Tarrant Literacy Coalition, TCHC - Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, and The Rotary Club of Fort Worth.

All ticket purchases includes breakfast and lunch.

Rotary Club of Fort Worth is the premier forum for conversation, engagement, and positive community impact. We connect leaders to serve the community, the world, and each other.

A BIG thank you to our sponsors of this event: WilliamsTrew, Tarrant County College, Arcturis, Rotary Club of Fort Worth, and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth International Services Committee




EVENT SPEAKERS:

Timothy Harrison - Former Emory-Tibet Partnership | Assistant Director of Cognitive Based Compassion Training at Emory University | As a Senior Teacher at Emory University, and Assistant Director of the Former Emory-Tibet Partnership, Timothy coordinated programs of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, including the nine-month-long Teacher Certification program.


Jolly Kahunde - Malayika Rescue Mission | Refugee & Founder of Malayika Rescue Mission | Uganda-born Rotarian (Mid-cities Pacesetters Rotary Club) Jolly founded Malayika Rescue Missions in 2013, a nonprofit youth development organization whose focus is on assisting underprivileged children in Uganda with education and other opportunities to develop their livelihood for a better tomorrow.


Richard Miles - Miles of Freedom | 2019 CNN Hero & Founder of Miles of Freedom | Richard is the founder of Miles of Freedom, which provides holistic support for individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration.


Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J. - Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley | Executive Director & 2018 University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal Recipient | Sister Norma, a religious sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, has overseen the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas since 2008, providing a range of services that includes emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, clinical counseling and pregnancy care to all four counties in the Rio Grande Valley.


Robyn Short - Corporate Peace-Building Trainer | International Speaker & Mediator | Robyn is an international speaker, peace-building trainer, and mediator with expertise in restorative practices and transformative mediation models. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University & Bay Path University, as well as an independent business owner.


Kelsang Tenpa- American Buddhist Monk | Tenpa, an American Buddhist monk in the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism, and current Administrative Director for Kadampa Meditation Center Texas. He has spent nearly 12 years studying under the guidance of the Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and was ordained as a monk in 2014.


Heather Lowe - The Center for Transforming Lives | Coordinator of Coalition of Homeless Children | As coordinator of the Coalition for Homeless Children, Heather is an advocate for system change at the at the Center for Transforming Lives in Fort Worth.


Jennifer de Haro - Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) | Managing Attorney | As a student attorney at University of Texas, Jennifer worked with detained immigrants and victims of crime; which solidified her career choice to work with vulnerable immigrant populations. Before starting with RAICES in December 2015, Jennifer practiced as an immigration attorney with Catholic Charities, focusing on relief for victims of crime, removal defense, and family-based petitions.


EVENT ARTIST:

Colombian-American mix media sculptor and installation artist, Bernardo Vallarino, is heavily interested in geopolitical issues of violence and human suffering. His inspiration comes from observations of the hypocrisy that exists between the rhetoric of human life value and the violent behavior of humanity. With his artworks he strives to engage his audience not only visually, but also morally and philosophically. His human-size scale sculptures have captivating elements that invite viewers to investigate up-close. At either distance, the work is clean and precise mirroring his deep respect for the victims of the topics he addresses. He is currently the coordinator of the Fort Worth Art Collective, board member or Art Room and a teacher at Tarrant County College.

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300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth, TX 76102

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