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Community Events

*All events are open and free to the public

Friday April 5, 2013
Muncie City Hall Auditorium
300 North High Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305

5:00-6:00 PM 
Conference Registration in City Hall Lobby

5:00-5:50 PM 
Reception and “Art for Peace.” Judging and awards of students’ submissions from Muncie City Schools tutoring centers. 

6:00-6:30 PM
Welcome Statement, Dr. Lawrence Gerstein (Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ball State University)

6:30-6:45 PM 
Welcome and Mayoral proclamation, Mr. Dennis Tyler (Mayor of Muncie, Indiana)


Welcome Statement, Dr. Robert Morris (Associate Provost of Research and Dean of Graduate School, Ball State University)

7:00-7:15 PM 
Introduction of guest speaker

7:15-8:30 PM 

“Can One Person Make a Difference?” Pastor Steve Roese (President & Founder, Water is Basic)

Saturday April 6, 2013
Ball State University Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Avenue
Muncie, Indiana 47306

10:00-11:20 AM Police and Pastors

Building a more peaceful community, Assembly Hall A
Chair: Yvonne Thompson (City of Muncie)
Co-Chair: Adrian Leavell (Pastor, Adrian Leavell Ministries)
Mr. Dennis Tyler (Mayor of Muncie, Indiana), Steve Steward (Police Chief), Michael Scroggins (Delaware County Sheriff), Buddy “Love” Watkins (Community Representative)

12:00-4:30 PM “Teach In”

12:00: The Crisis in Sudan, Assembly Hall A: Steve Robert (Community Activist, Muncie, Indiana) pictured to the left
12:30: Haiti: An Update, Assembly Hall A: Tony Costello, Ph.D. (Ball State University)
1:00: Food and Water Security in the Developing World, Assembly Hall A: Juliana Fashanu (Founder and Executive Director of IAMH2O)
1:30: Our Work in Tanzania, Assembly Hall A: Charlotte Mason (Founder of Helping Gives Hope)
2:00: Muncie Economic Empowerment, Assembly Hall A: Kai Bennet (Community Activist, Muncie, Indiana)
2:30: Showing of award winning documentary “RU-Water is Life” (pictured to the right) followed by discussion. Assembly Hall A: Steve Roese (Water is Basic)
3:15: Panel Discussion—”What Can We Do Right Now—to Prevent Future Genocides,” Assembly Hall A: Chair: Steve Robert (Community Activist, Muncie, Indiana) and Participants: Steve Roese (Water is Basic), Yvonne Dutton, Ph.D. (Indiana University Law School), Steve Radil, Ph.D. (Ball State University), Mike Oles (Director Indiana End Genocide Summit), and Kazito Kalima (Indiana University and Rwanda Genocide Survivor).