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Presidential Peace Conference - Education And Literacy

The Chicago Rotary International Peacebuilding Through Education and Literacy will be held on June 2, 2018 at the Chicago South Shore Cultural Center established in 1905, the same year Rotary International was founded by Chicagoan Paul Harris. The South Shore Cultural Center is located on Lake Michigan and is in the heart of Chicago — a cultural and community icon.

The Presidential Peacebuilding Conference will feature local, national, and international speakers focused on the key role that education and literacy plays in Peacebuilding. Simultaneously, a Rotary — United Nations Model program with high school Interact students will be debating, discussing, and voting on world-wide education resolutions. Student Interact leaders will present their approved resolutions to Rotary President Ian Riseley and Rotarians in the afternoon.

Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley is hosting a Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in 2018 to explore the connection between peace and Rotary’s other education and literacy area of focus. By focusing on peace, education and literacy where Rotary does its most significant work, the series seeks to:
  • Elevate Rotary’s status as a global leader in peace, basic education, and literacy;
  • Demonstrate The Rotary Foundation’s impact on our causes;
  • Educate and inspire participants to increase their Rotary service;
  • Provide an opportunity for members and nonmembers to explore project partnerships.
The South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago located at 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois is the site for the Presidential Peacebuilding Conference. The South Shore Cultural Center was established in 1905, the same year Rotary International was founded.

If you are traveling and in need of a hotel, please check the web site for hotel information.Round trip transportation will be provided from the Conference hotel to the South Shore Cultural Center for attendees.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Registration and breakfast
8:30 - 4:30 p.m.Meeting

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL  60649
Additional Info:
Patricia Merryweather-Arges
Rotary International
Registration is required