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2019 Art for Peace Competition
Art & Photography Theme:
“Peacebuilding: One Person at a Time”
Entries are no longer being accepted.
Last Year’s Peace Conference
Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens
Video Recordings of the District 5300 Peace Conference
Rotary D5300 2017 Peace Conference’s theme was “From Traditional to Social Media: Their Impact on Peacebuilding.” We have made available links to individual video recordings of each of the major speeches and the panel discussion.
Day of Peace
The Transition from Print Media to New Forms of Communication and Implications for Promoting Peace
The Uses and Impacts of Visual Media to Build Peace
The Uses and Impacts of Social Media on Peace Building
Journalistic Responsibilities to Counter Misinformation and "Fake News" Related to Peace Messaging
Speakers’ Panel: From Traditional to Social Media: Their Impact on Peacebuilding
Peace Maker of the Year – Rudy Westervelt
Peace Projects and Programs Rotarians and Others Can Implement
2017 Peace Conference Photos
Photos by Jill Dolan, Pomona Rotary Club
Rotary Youth Ambassadors for Peace
Five Rotary Youth Ambassadors for Peace were honored at the 28th Peace Conference on October 21st. They were selected by their Rotary clubs for demonstrating an overall concern for peace in society, being sensitive to promoting justice and compassion, effectively dealing with conflict among peers, and leading or participating in outreach programs that address sexual harassment, LGBTQ rights, cultural understanding, and promote the well-being of others.
This year’s theme is: Traditional and Social Media: Their Impact on Peace Building. Speakers all have backgrounds related to the topic and will address this timely theme in light of building peace in our world.
Peacemaker of the Year
On October 21, 2017, Rudy Westervelt will be honored at the 28th Annual Rotary District 5300 Peace Conference as the Peacemaker of the Year.
He was the chair and convener of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016. He was the programs chair for the Presidential Pre-Convention Peace Conference in Atlanta prior to last June’s Rotary International Convention. This year he serves as one of two advisors to Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s series of six Presidential Peace Conferences around the world. He currently is the programs chair for Zone 25/26 Institute which will feature peace projects and initiatives in a Pathways to Peace venue.