Monday, April 18, 2005

Global Nonviolence Conference Begins Today in Detroit

It's taken place in Durban, Atlanta, Miami, and Medillin, and now it's taking place in Detroit.

It's the 7th Annual Global Nonviolence Conference, a four-day event that aims to educate community and organizational leaders about particular strategies and approaches to deter aggressive behavior and to promote peaceful living and working environments wthn ther constituencies. The use of music, entertainment, and particular communication techniques are a few of the alternative methods to violence and aggression that will be addressed at conference break-out sessions.

This year's conference - entitled "Creating a Culture of Peace, Nonviolence, and Prosperity" - features daily lunch-and learn sessions, lectures by nonviolence experts, a Peace Jam concert, the 2005 Global Peace awards, and more.

Sponsored by the city of Detroit, GM, Comerica Bank, Coca-Cola, Providence Hospital, and New Detroit, the global nonviolence conference is being hosted by MINE, the Michigan Institute of Nonviolence Education and is located at Cobo Hall.

For more information, please visit MINE's website: or call 877.403.2827. For a complete schedule of events, click here.