Violence and conflict is a common thread that runs throughout history and across all cultures. It disrupts local, national and international communities, and results in war, displacement and death.
One strategy for addressing violence and conflict is a public health approach. The Violence Prevention and Restoration (PAR) Model, developed by the International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO) explains how violence begins, spreads, and infects others almost like a "thought borne" pathogen or virus.
This KNOW NOW program will feature Ari Cowan and Tony Belak, Director General and Associate Director of ICCO. They will discuss how the proliferation of international conflicts and violence in communities can be prevented by utilizing the PAR Model. Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, will host this program.
Loma Linda University Institute for Community Partnerships &
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
invite you to learn more about an important issue in our region
Understanding and Ending Trafficking in Our Community
Presentation by an Open Door Human Trafficking Specialist
of the Family Assistance Program
followed by a
Panel Discussion led by Dr. Richard Hart including
law enforcement, LLU students, healthcare and community advocates
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Loma Linda University Centennial Complex - Small Amphitheater
24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda
Parking free in Lot X
This program is free. Preregistration is NOT required.
Human trafficking, or people for sale, is a global crime problem. It affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Traffickers deceive desperate people from all corners of the world and force them into exploitative situations every day. While the best-known form of human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, hundreds of thousands of victims are trafficked for the purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude, or for organ harvesting for medical transplant. This program examines the local problem of trafficking and how it is affecting our region.
Want to know more?
Download the WAC Resources on International Human Trafficking (will not print until downloaded to your desktop)
Resources on Human Trafficking WAC.pdf
La Sierra University School of Business and World Affairs Council
Inland Southern California
invite you to
Media, Muslims, and the Mideast
How Perspectives are Shaped in America
May 8, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 pm
La Sierra University Troesch Center
Zapara School of Business
4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside CA 92505
Until recently, Edina Lekovic was Director of Policy & Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council frequently acting as a national spokesperson for the American Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders, academic institutions, and community organizations.
She was named one of the 10 Most Inspirational L.A. Women of 2015 by Los Angeles Magazine, and in 2009 one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordon.
Edina has recently started a new venture in the world of broadcasting as the host of a podcast series entitled “Meeting the Moment” in which people tell the story of how they turned what they thought were devastating challenges into opportunities.
Registration for the Program
Pre-registered Guests: WAC Members $15 Non Members $20
La Sierra Students and Staff = free High School teachers bringing students = free
Guests at the Door: All non La Sierra Guests $20
Register online: https://wacinlandsocal.org or by mail using the coupon on the flier you may download and print below.
Media and Mideastflier.pdf
World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California 11161 Anderson St., Suite 105-PMB 10009 Loma Linda, CA 92354