Peacemaking Weekend Scheduled for May 3-4

Discussion to Focus on Guns

By: Rosa Jimenez

Speaker Dan Clark is a longtime community leader.

Walla Walla University is holding its third annual Peacemaking Weekend, May 3 and 4. This year’s theme is “Guns or Roses?” and will address multiple issues related to guns. All three weekend events are free and open to the public.  

On Friday, May 3, WWU’s Steel Band will perform at 12:15 p.m at Land Title Plaza on the corner of Main and First streets in downtown Walla Walla.  The concert will also include WWU students presenting readings from the works of legendary world leaders.

On Saturday, May 4, Dan Clark will present “Violence, Peace and Self-Defense” at 10:30 a.m. in Room 105 of WWU’s Canaday Technology Center. Clark is a retired lawyer and a longtime community leader in Walla Walla.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, a panel discussion, titled “What If…?," will conclude the weekend.  As part of the presentation, panel members will discuss potential scenarios involving guns. The discussion will be moderated by Austin Archer, professor of education at WWU and discussion will take place in Room 105 of the Canaday Techology Center.

Peacemaking Weekend originated as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s efforts in its 6,000 schools, colleges, and universities to set aside time annually to “emphasize and highlight respect, cultural awareness, nonviolence, peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation.”

The weekend is coordinated by WWU’s Office of Diversity. For more information on Peacemaking Weekend, email Pedrito Maynard-Reid at or call (509) 527-2028.

Published April 24, 2013.  

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