Rotary International’s peace expert coming to San Miguel
By Robin Loving Rowland
Peace in our time – an old slogan or a new reality? Many people are convinced that it will be our new reality.Peace Presentations “How to Achieve Peace in Our Time” Mon, Mar 31, 6:30pm Café Santa Ana La Biblioteca Reloj 50A Free admission Peace Presentations “How to Achieve Peace in Our Time” Tue, Apr 1, 12:30pm Hotel Misión el Molino Salida a Querétaro 1 Across from Salón Los Pinos Extra info: 152-3709 Free admission
Rotary International, the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian service organization, has determined that peace is the most important initiative it can undertake. In order to be effective, Rotary has named Rebecca Crall its manager of peace and conflict prevention/resolution. Crall is traveling the world to determine best peace practices, and will visit San Miguel March 29 – April 2 to learn about three successful peace education programs and to meet with various peace partners in the new organization, Peace in San Miguel, and the general public.
Crall, who is bilingual, will have two public appearances during her visit. Monday, March 31, from 6:30-8pm, she will speak at the Peace in San Miguel Mingle at the Biblioteca’s Café Santa Ana Café where there will be snacks and a cash bar for beer, wine and soft drinks. Tuesday, April 1, from 12:30-1:30pm, Crall will present at the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Midday, at Hotel Misión al Molino at Salida a Querétaro 1 across from Salón Los Pinos. Participants are invited to stay for lunch with her in the hotel’s dining room.
Crall’s messages will include the economic costs of violence, the importance of peace building at the community level, and Rotary International’s peace centers in which Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to learn how to promote tolerance and cooperation in order to advance peace.
The three peace education programs Crall will learn about here are teaching school children and police conflict resolution/non-bullying techniques.
Peace in San Miguel, with whom Crall will meet the public, is an organization formed by Dr. Beverly Nelson of LifePath Wellness Center. One of the initiatives planned by Peace in San Miguel is the celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 21. Something else being discussed is applying to have San Miguel designated as a Culture of Peace Community by the United Nations.
Crall earned a master’s of science degree in management from the SIT Graduate Institute, where she specialized in international nonprofit management. Crall’s work includes consulting about project design, new initiatives grants.
Rotary professionally, intelligently and inspirationally unites diversely competent leaders to ethically and responsibly lead people to generate sustainable solutions to the world’s most acute humanitarian challenges through the strong connections of friendship and peaceful service. For more information, contact President Lee Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org and see rotarysma.clubwebsource.com