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Join Rotary, community leaders for 'Hands On Peace Event' Feb. 25

02.20.2017 | By:
The Rotary Club of Fort Worth invites you to the Hands On Peace Event (H.O.P.E.) to engage with community leaders, including Congresswoman Kay Granger and FW Police Chief Joe Fitzgerald, on how to promote a productive, inclusive and peaceful Fort Worth community.

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth invites you to participate in its inaugural Hands On Peace Event (H.O.P.E.) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 on the Texas Wesleyan University campus.

Conference attendees will engage with community leaders, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, in an interactive discussion on timely topics such as interfaith peace, civil discourse and social justice, community and international affairs, and more. Through education and dialogue, The Rotary Club of Fort Worth’s mission is to promote a more inclusive, peaceful, and productive community.

Tickets are $10 and include lunch. To purchase tickets, visit A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the efforts of a local community garden.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Texas Wesleyan University, Arcturis and Williams Trew. 

Hands On Peace Event (H.O.P.E.)

Keynote Speaker

Congresswoman Kay Granger

Breakout Sessions

  • When Cultures Collide

Dr. Robert A. Hunt, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University 

  • 21st Century Family Conflict

Angela Mitakidis, Southern Methodist University

  • Peace in the Workplace

Robyn Short, Robyn Short|Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Interfaith Peace

Cheryl Kimberling, Ph.D., Multicultural Alliance
Imran Ahmed, Ph.D.
Patrice Napier
Michael Ross, M.D.
Gregory K. Stephens, Ph.D.

  • The Inner and Outer Work of Peace: Civil Discourse & Social Justice

Estrus Tucker, Center for Courage and Renewal
Cindy Johnson, Center for Courage and Renewal
Sharon Herrera, LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S.
Mervil Johnson, Tarrant County Workforce Solutions

  • Mediation as a Tool for Peace Building

Dr. Barbara Kirby, Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan Mediation Team, Texas Wesleyan University

  • Police and Community Relations

Dr. Joel Fitzgerald, Fort Worth Police Department, Chief of Police

  • Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies-Healthy Community (H3): A Call to Action

Marcy L. Paul, Ph.D., UNT Health Science Center, School of Public Health
Gala Stafford, CHW, UNT Health Science Center, School of Public Health

  • Challenges Faced by Refugees and How We Can Help

Becky Storey, Area Director, Refugee Services of Texas
Jean-Claude Mauridi, Resettlement and Placement Supervisor, Refugee Services of Texas

Hall of Peace booths:

  • Multicultural Alliance
  • Fort Worth Sister Cities International
  • SMU Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
  • Robyn Short|Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • JustServe
  • Refugee Services of Texas

Media contact: Ann Davis,