Soetoro-Ng On Peace Panel At KEY Project

The next generation is expected to inherit a world full of conflict and injustices, but a workshop this month in Kahaluu may help today’s children to be effective leaders on the job.

Raising Peacebuilders 360 is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at KEY Project at 47-200 Waihee Road, offering a panel of experts, including President Obama’s sister, who will share strategies to address global needs. Topics include conflict resolution, nonviolent language, choosing wise reactions to anger, service learning, peacebuilding curriculum and global interconnectedness.

The panelists are Maya Soetoro-Ng of the UH College of Education; Susan Whitacre of Montessori Community School; Daniel Leung, Kapiolani Community College educational specialist; Jenny Leung, researcher and consultant; Hugh Jones, Hawaii deputy attorney general; Bonnie Tabor, Waikiki Elementary principal and advocate of Habits of the Mind curriculum; Tom Jackson of Philosophy for Children; and Kerrie Urosevich, moderator and conflict resolution educator at UH Manoa.

The Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii sponsors the program for teachers, parents and community leaders. Fee is $25 for non-members, $10 for students and $15 for all others. Deadline is Feb. 15. Mail checks to ACR-Hawaii, P.O. Box 2926, Honolulu HI 96802.

For more information, call 381-9635 or email