Continuing Education Workshops

Resources for Peace

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Cost: $25 for conference registration ($10 for students) and $10 for Thursday dinner


Resources for Peace is a combined faculty and student conference to be held April 10-11, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We call for proposals that provide an analysis of conflicts caused by shrinking resources. The conference will explore human resources and cultural dynamics which could contribute to an understanding of war or other forms of conflict. 

Thursday April 10th:

3:30 - 5:30 pm: Registration runs in Hyland Hall Atrium (across Starin Rd. from visitor’s center).

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Faculty/student sessions, Welcome Reception and Dinner at Fern Young Terrace in Center for the Arts (preregistration required)

With Strawberry Moon Singers—Gathering Songs & Native drumming

6:30 pm: Dinner

7:45 pm: Film: Protect our Future (30 min) and discussion with experts and tribal members afterward Youth of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa created this film (along with Patty Loew of UW) to address impacts of proposed mining in northern Wisconsin upon the water and other natural and cultural resources. It is a poignant plea to protect their heritage and our Wisconsin landscape.

Parking is available after 5pm in the Arts Center and does not need a pass.

Friday April 11th:

Cheri Maples - 8:30 am Friday

Center for Mindfulness and Justice

In 2008 she was ordained a dharma teacher by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, her long-time spiritual teacher. For 25 years Cheri worked in the criminal justice system, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, head of Probation and Parole for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and as a police officer with the City of Madison Police Department, earning the rank of Captain of Personnel and Training.


Kathy Kelly - 1:00 pm  Friday

Voices for Creative Non-violence

Kelly has reported on her time on peace teams and in prison in numerous articles for peace and religious journals, and for websites. In 2005 she authored "Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison" She is co-author of "Prisoners on Purpose: a Peacemakers Guide to Jails and Prison" and co-editor of "War and Peace in the Gulf.


The Beehive Collective - 4:00 pm Friday

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The Beehive Design Collective is dedicated to "cross-pollinating the grassroots" by creating collaborative images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with affected communities.

The conference planners also welcome presentations on various topics related to Peace and Conflict Studies more generally construed. The conference strives to include themes from the breadth and depth of the field of study, from students, faculty.

Faculty presenters include:

  • Ali R. Abootalebi- University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
  • Paul Adogamhe- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Margarita Alario- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Joan Braune, Mount Mary University
  • Al Gedicks- University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
  • Andrea Hilkovitz- Mount Mary University
  • Vincent Kavaloski- Edgewood College
  • Jenny Kehl- University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
  • Patrick Kennelly- Marquette University
  • Michael Ketterhagen- Marian University
  • Mary Ellen Kohn-Buday- Mount Mary University
  • Leda Nath- University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
  • Jo Ann Oravec- University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
  • Robert Reuschlein- Lakeland College- Madison
  • Kent Shifferd- Northland College

There are 27 student presenters from colleges around the state and community members as well.

If you have need of further information feel free to contact Holly Denning,

Lodging/Parking Information

Conference accommodations available at Baymont Inn


Super 8

*Conference accommodation is still available at Baymont Inn or Super 8 for Thursday. They have limited spots available on Friday.

**Hampton Inn in Elkhorn has a block of spots reserved under Resources for Peace on Friday night.

Parking is available in Lot 7 behind the Visitors center and will not need a pass.