Aug. 30, Sept. 7, 12 & 20, 2023
"Peace and the Nature of War through Combat Trauma and Healing"
Join us for the 33rd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium titled, “Peace and the Nature of War through Combat Trauma and Healing." This year's event features four programs. Aug. 30 — 2018 alumna Carley Wilson will present on "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Veterans within the Wounded Warriors Project, 5 to 6:30 p.m., T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse/Quaker Heritage Center; Sept. 7 — CPT/conflict resolution specialist Rick Polhamus will present on "Transforming Conflict in the Midst of Violence," 6 to 7:30 p.m., McCoy Room/Kelly Center; Sept. 12 — The Rev. Paul Abernathy will present on "Acquiring Peace in the Crucible of War," 7 to 8:30 p.m., McCoy Room/ Kelly Center; and Sept. 20 — Keynote Event: "Peace and the Nature of War through Combat Trauma and Healing," Murphy Theatre (downtown Wilmington) screening of director Talia Lugacy's film, This is Not a War Story, 7 to 9 p.m. followed by a discussion with the director from 9 to 10 p.m. In the Symposium's final event, Dr. Lucy Steinitz will address "Trauma-Sensitive Peacebuilding" on Sept. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse/Boyd Cultural Arts Center.