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Wisconsin student papers sought for Wisconsin Peace and Justice Conference, St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, March 1, 2004
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

DE PERE: The St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center is sponsoring the 18th annual student conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Friday, April 16, St. Norbert College Bemis International Center. It is free and open to the public.

Wisconsin college and university students are invited to send submissions. The conference is open to students from all disciplines and seeks submissions at the individual, national and international levels on the theme "Promoting Positive Peace."

Possible topics include: respecting human rights; enhancing economic and ecological well-being; engaging in nonviolent resolution of conflict; personal and social transformation; call to family, community, and participation; rights and responsibilities; dignity of work and the rights of workers; and solidarity.

Categories for submissions: papers (5-15 pages), round table discussions (3 or more persons), creative writing (poems, short stories) or persuasive speeches.

Students whose submissions are accepted must attend the conference. Cash recognition awards will be presented. Initial proposals can be made by e-mail to . Completed papers must be submitted in hard copy by Friday, March 19. Two copies must be submitted and should include a separate page with the author's name, mailing and e-mail address, phone, and category of submission. Send work to Peace and Justice Center, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115.

For more information, call (920) 403-3881 or e-mail