The Peace Resource Center 40th Anniversary Conference: “Justice and Peace: A Call to Local and Global Communities”
“Justice and Peace: A Call to Local and Global Communities” (9/10-11/2015) is a two-day event that celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Peace Resource Center (PRC) at Wilmington College through a series of talks and workshops that bring together highly regarded scholars, public intellectuals, activists, community leaders, faculty, students, and staff. The PRC is known nationally and internationally for the Hiroshima Nagasaki Memorial Collection of Quaker anti-nuclear peace activist Barbara Reynolds (1915-1990), an expansive set of unique historical documents referencing the atomic bombings from the Japanese experience, and other significant documents related to the history of global pacifism. Since its founding, the collection has attracted key scholars in the Japan field from a range of institutions such as Cornell, the University of Washington, and the University of Oklahoma. In addition to its archive, the Peace Resource Center creates year-round programming to educate the public about the atomic bombings from the Japanese experience at the local, regional, national and global level, as well as the need to resolve conflict non-violently whether it is within our local or global community.
The 40th anniversary conference evokes the PRC’s historic founding conference “‘Hiroshima’ 30 Years After Conference: A Call to Global Community,” that took place from August 1-5, 1975 while looking forward to peace and social justice issues that inform our lives and communities at a time when concerns for social violence are at new heights.