The 14th Annual Peace Conference: Global Equity in a Post-Covid World, Golden West College, 5/12/20 (Zoom conference)

Given the vast inequalities that the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed—at both the national and global level—in regards to health care, economic justice, and environmental sustainability, this conference will address the post-pandemic steps necessary to ensure a more equitable future for the world’s citizens.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

3:00 – 5:30 PM

Via Zoom ID:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: (Links to an external site.)
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,97005630801#  or +13462487799,97005630801#

Schedule Timeline

3:00 – Fran Faraz, Golden West College Program Coordinator, Opening Remarks

3:05 – Kelsey Bryan Zwick, Poet, “Poetry of the Disabled Body”

3:15 – Douglas Haynes, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine, “The Imperative of Inclusive Excellence in the Age of COVID-19”

3:35 – Kris De Pedro, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. “Racial Equity and Social Justice During COVID-19”

3:50 – Audrey Lin, Educator, Karunavirus: Can Compassion Go Viral?

4:05 – Nimo Patel, Compassion Song of a Superhero

4:10 – Brian Peterson, Artist, Founder of Faces of Santa Ana, “Creativity and Compassion,” 2020 GWC Peace Studies Award Recipient

4:30 – Richard Matthew, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and

International Programs; Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy; and Director of

the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation at UC Irvine, “Climate Change, Poverty and Compassion” 

4:50 – John & Ann Brantingham, Artist, Poet and Educator,  “California Ecology Poetry & Art”

5:00 – Arminé Iknadossian, Poet and Educator

5:10 – Dr. Paul Kareem Tayyar, Professor of English, Golden West College, Conference Conclusion

5:20 – Community Response

5:30 – Closing, Nimo Patel, Graduation Song

On the day of the conference, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on my cell phone, 714-801-7798, or send me an email:

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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