The 7th Annual Peacebuilding Conference
Hostelling International USA San Diego (HIUSA San Diego) is pleased to host our 7th annual Peacebuilding Conference on September 20th and 21st this year. The Conference is being held in conjunction with HIUSA’s Sleep for Peace event and the International Day of Peace.
The theme for the Peacebuilding Conference is Journey to Peace, reflecting the travels people take in search of peace, security, and safety. Speakers will share stories of the movement of immigrants across borders, refugees seeking safety through relocation, local impacts of human trafficking, and how we, as citizen diplomats, can make a difference.
The Conference will begin on Saturday, September 20th, from 10:00am to 3:30pm, in the theatre at San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Aztec Student Union, where attendees will be engaged with speakers and activities. Participants will be on their own for lunch, however there are a variety of restaurant options in the Aztec Student Center.
A community service project will take place on Sunday the 21st, followed by a networking social at the HI-San Diego Downtown hostel (521 Market St, San Diego) from 4:00pm to 7:0pm. Representatives from a variety of local peace-building agencies, including those supporting refugees and immigrants, will be present to share information about their missions and needs.
HI-San Diego is pleased to have the International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) Student Society from SDSU as a partner this year. For questions, please contact Dr. Teresa O'Bannon