Engaged Citizen Conference

Drake faculty, staff and students, along with Des Moines community members, are invited to attend the first annual Engaged Citizen Conference:  The World and War: Conflict and Its Consequences.
Friday March 4: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Saturday, March 5: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.

On Friday evening, the conference will focus on the testimonials of six individuals who are refugees from different societies wrenched with conflict.  We will hear their stories, the struggles they faced, and how they survived.

On Saturday, we will, in breakout sessions, look at issues raised on Friday evening.  We will have sessions where participants can examine and discuss, in more detail, the economic and environmental factors that can lead to, or exacerbate these conflicts, the role of art and media in shaping our understanding of conflict, and the impact of these conflicts on health and education, including the gender issues that develop in these areas.  We will also explore responses to these situations at both a societal and individual level.

On Saturday, we will serve a continental breakfast to all participants and end with a lunch for all.  Opportunities to connect with local organizations that are involved in these issues will also be provided.

To register for the conference, go to http://www.drake.edu/academics/units-programs/engagedcitizen.php

For more information, contact Arthur Sanders, Associate Provost, arthur.sanders@drake.edu