A Virtual Conference for Peace - Milwaukee and Chicago May 22-23

Event Dates: 
05/22/21 - 05/23/21


A Virtual Conference for Peace
Saturday, May 22nd & Sunday, May 23rd
9am— 12pm &  10am— 1pm CST


We are excited to host Margaret Flowers as our keynote speaker, the co-director of Popular Resistance, an online publication for movement news and resources. 

Organizing is a beautiful, and critical, act. It is an altruistic effort to gather community members, to educate them on important issues, and most importantly, to collectively move humanity towards a more just future.

Chicago Area Peace Action’s Student Network is dedicating their yearly Peace Summit to Organizing Towards Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution. Activists, organizers, and community members of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join and grow together to strengthen our movements. Join us to forge and reconnect relationships, increase the skills in your toolbox for change, and find inspiration to continue this important work.


9:00 Day 1 of Peace Summit Begins

9:10- 9:30 Keynote Address from Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance

9:30- 10:15 Media Strategy for Organizers Panel 

Featured panelists include:

10:20 – 10:40 Peace Connect Rooms 

    • Breakout rooms for attendees to discuss what they’ve learned and meet other activists. Think of it like chatting in the lobby between sessions at an in person event! 

10:50- 11:00 BREAK

11:00- 11:45 Breakout Sessions #1

    • Activism 101 with Danaka Katovich 
    • Unarmed Civilian Protection Tactics with Nonviolent Peaceforce 
    • Lobby Visit Training w/ Hassan El-Tayyab of FCNL and Lizzie Turner of CAPA 
    • Building a Local Peace Economy with Kelly Curry

11:45- 12:00 PM  Closing remarks 

10:00 Day 2 of Peace Summit Begins 

10:10- 10:55 Antiracism in Organizing Workshop with Beautiful Trouble 

 11:00- 11:10 BREAK 

11:10- 11:55 Breakout Session #2

12:00- 12:45 Breakout Session #3

    • Activism Through Pop Culture with the publisher of Addicted to War, and Emily Dorrel, CODEPINK’s Social Media and Communications Director. 
    • Community Organizing Workshop with Vincent Emanuele of PARC- Politics Art Roots Culture
    • And we’re still adding more! Stay tuned for updates on more speakers as they are added.

12:45- 1:00 PM Closing remarks 


Beautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble is bringing their experienced trainers for workshops on Being Antiracist in our Organizing and Strategic Campaign Design to the Peace SummitClick Here

Leonna McAfee

Leonna is a News Reporter for Medill News Service. We met Leonna when she covered Chicago's Day of Action for Yemen back in January. She will be speaking on the Media Strategy on the first day of the Peace Summit!
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Hassan El-Tayyab

Hassan is the lead lobbyist on Middle East policy for the Friend's Committee on National Legislation! He will be joining the Peace Summit to speak on the Media Strategy and to co-lead a Lobby Meeting Training.
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Jerome McDonnell

Jerome was the former host of WBEZ' Worldview program, and current Environmental Reporter. He will be joining the Peace Summit for a panel on media strategy for organizers.
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Lizzie Turner

Lizzie is CAPA's Organizing & Advocacy Director. She will be bringing her educational and lobby experience to co-lead a Lobby Meeting Training in the 1st Breakout Session.
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Danaka Katovich

Danaka, formerly a CAPA student organizer, is now CODEPINK's Middle East Coordinator and will be leading an Activism 101 Workshop during the 1st Breakout Session.
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And we’re still adding more! Stay tuned for more speaker announcements! 


In order to ensure this Summit is both equitable and accessible to all activists, we will not be charging a ticket price. 

We need your financial support to help bring the best presenters, free of charge, to Chicago area peace activists attending this 2021 Peace Summit. Become a Sponsor to help make this vision a reality! 

Please direct any questions about the Peace Summit to Lizzie@ChiPeaceAction.org