The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

September 19-21, 2003
Toward a Peaceful World

How to Spread Nonviolence, Globally and Locally

September 19-21, 2003
Hosted by Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Madison-Rafah Sister City Project is looking for volunteers to help staff our table at this event. If you are interested, please contact RafahSisterCity at

Brochures with registration information will be available the first week of August, including suggestions for lodging in the area.

Contact: Maureen McDonnell
(608) 663-3233
mcdonnel at



Capitol Times article:

The Schedule (as of 9/8/03)

Friday, Sept. 19:
5:30-6:30PM, Tailgating for Peace
Food available for purchase, with entertainment by local musicians.
Predolin Terrace

7PM, Presentation: “What Would A Peaceful World Look Like?”
Father Roy Bourgeois (founder of School of the Americas (SOA) Watch)
Anderson Auditorium

8 PM for kids: “Sing Your Way Around the World” with Clare Norelle.

Saturday, Sept. 20
9AM-Noon, Nonviolence Training w/ Eric LeCompte

Kids for Peace Events start at 9AM

Noon – lunch in the EC dining room (pay as you go)

1-2PM, SOA Watch w/ Roy Bourgeois
2PM, Islam & Conflict Resolution (Islamic Perspective)

3:00-3:30PM Ice Cream Social — Predolin Terrace / Commons area

3:30-5PM, Peace Communities in Colombia & Palestine, with Sr. Marge Eilerman of Colombia Support Network and Jennifer Loewenstein of Madison-Rafah Sister City Project
Supper break (on your own, on campus or in Madison restaurant)
Fr. Roy will possibly be speaking at church service in the evening.

5PM, Theatre as Nonviolent Protest

Sunday, Sept. 21

10AM-11:30 and 2-6PM, Nonviolence Training for Trainers w/ Eric LeCompte

11:30 Mass, Roy B. preside/preach — St. Joseph Chapen, Regina Hall

12:30PM, Brunch in the EC dining room (pay as you go)

1:30-2:30PM, Music as Nonviolent Protest w/ C. King, K. Brandow and Prince Myshkin

2:40-3:40PM, Nonviolent Atonement w/ Denny Weaver

3:40-4:50PM, International Solidarity Movement w/ Adam Shapiro

5-6PM, Supper in EC dining room (pay as you go)

6PM Concert in the Anderson Auditorium w/ Charlie King & Karen Brandow, Prince Myshkin
(ticket price: $13 in advance, $15 at door; seniors and students: $8 in advance, $10 at door)

Added Attractions:

Kids for Peace
Activities for kids ages 6-11, including multi-cultural stories, movement, music, and a socio-economic meal that emphasizes just distribution of food. Childcare for children ages 3-5 will be provided free of charge.

EPI Artists’ Exhibit
Many of the EPI Artists’ who contributed to the Epidemic Peace Imagery Exhibit have contributed similar art to the TaPW Conference. The Epidemic Peace Imagery Exhibit can be viewed at the Public Library Main Branch through the month of September.

An opportunity to do some weaving during the weekend on a peace piece that is in progress.

Food can be purchased throughout the weekend in the Regina Hall dining room or in the Wingra Cafe in Predolin Humanities Center.

Sign Interpretation
Sign interpretation will be offered for the Friday, 7PM presentation.


(“Some critics have tried to discern a semantic distinction between toward and towards, but the difference is entirely dialectal. Toward is more common in American English; towards is the predominant form in British English.” [American HeritageÆ Dictionary])