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Join Rotary, community leaders for 2018 'Hands On Peace Event' Feb. 24

01.09.2018 | By:
News feature image for the Fort Worth Rotary Club's Hands on Peace Event (HOPE)

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth invites you to participate in the second annual Hands On Peace Event (H.O.P.E.) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. This year's event will take place at Tarrant County College's Trinity River Campus at 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Attendees will engage in topics such as the promotion and implementation of a productive, inclusive and peaceful Fort Worth community and beyond. It will be a day of meaningful conversations, with a special welcome by Chancellor of Tarrant County College Dr. Eugenen Giovannini.

Tickets are $15 and include lunch. To purchase tickets, visit

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College, Arcturis and Williams Trew.

Opening Remarks

"Peace, Race, and Culture" with Lillie Biggins, Long-time Fort Worth Healthcare Executive

Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Celestin Musekura (A.L.A.R.M.), International Peacebuilding

More speakers

  • Police and Community Relations with Dr. Joel Fitzgerald, Chief of Police for the City of Fort Worth
  • Community Response to Homelessness in Early Childhood with Center for Transforming Lives
  • When Cultures Collide with Dr. Robert Hunt, SMU Perkins School of Theology
  • Rotary's Commitment to Peace: Areas of Focus and Peace Fellows with Kirk Driver, Captain of Fort Worth Police Dept., and Jeff Whitfield, Partner with Kelly Hart & Hallman
  • Delivering an Effective Apology with Robyn Short, Robyn Short/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Interfaith Peace Panel with Cheryl Kimberling, Ph.D., Multicultural Alliance
  • Social Justice and Civil Discourse with Estrus Tucker, Center for Courage and Renewal

More speakers will be added before the event.

Hall of Peace booths

Talk to different organizations gathered in the Hall of Peace throughout the entire day. The six areas of focus include:

  1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water and sanitation
  4. Maternal and child health
  5. Basic education and literacy
  6. Economic and community development