Youth Peace Summit 2014
Youth Peace Summit 2014
unites and inspires diverse young
people to become courageous and
confident leaders committed to
Based upon the teachings of
Mahatma Ghandi and Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., summit participants
— through lectures, workshops and
peer discussions — are exposed to
peacemaking through leadership,
community, justice, advocacy and
- Date: May 3, 2014
- Time: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Location: Bowld Student Commons on the campus of Union University
- Cost: Free
- Note: Transportation not provided
- LIMITED SPACE: Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants.
- This is an event for middle school students (grades 6-8) only. Students may pre-register either online
OR by calling City Councilman Ernest Brooks' office at 731.425.8253
- Promotional flyer (.pdf)
- 8-8:30 a.m. - Registration
- 8-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- 8:30-8:45 a.m. - Opening General Session
- Presiding: Jackson City Councilman, Ernest Brooks, II, Chair, Youth Peace Summit 2014
- Prayer: Rev. William Watson, Historic First Baptist Church
- Welcome: Dr. Carla Sanderson, Provost, Union University
- Presentation of Colors: South Side H.S. Navy JROTC
- National Anthem: I.B. Tigrett Middle School Honors Choir
- 8:45-9 a.m. - Admissions/Enrollment 101
- 9-9:10 a.m. - Break
- 9:10-10:25 a.m. - Concurrent Workshops I
- Peace through Leadership: Dr. Sam Myatt, Education, Union University
- Peace through Community: Ms. Monique Merriweather, Community Relations, City of Jackson
- Peace through Faith: Dr. Roland Porter, Pastor Agape Fellowship Church
- Peace through Education: Dr. Scott Huelin, Honors Community, Union University
- 10:25-10:45 a.m. - Break
- 10:45 a.m. - 12 noon - Concurrent Workshops II
- Peace through Advocacy; Mrs. Nita Mehr and Dr. Terry Blakely, Founders, Homicide Survivor's Walk, School of Social Work, Union University and Donald Jordan, LMSW
- Peace through Conflict Resolution: What Can I Do? Specific Actions Kids Can Take When They See Bullying: Dr. Joanne Stephenson & Dr. Teresa West, Psychology Department, Union University
- Peace through Racial Justice in Education: Mrs. Brenda Monroe-Moses, Former Educator
In 1962, integrated all-white Jackson Central High at age 15
- Peace through Dialogue: Mrs. Annette Graves, Coordinator, Jackson Do the Write Thing Challenge
- 12-12:30 p.m. - First State Bank Awards Ceremony
- Students will be divided into 4 groups/25 delegates each.
- Each group will be paired with College student or two who will serve as peer counselors and escort them between workshops.
- Groups will rotate between workshops during each concurrent session.
- Workshops will last 15 minutes each with 5 minutes to move between workshops.