High school and university students from around the world! You are invited to participate in the International Youth Peace Conference in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, on February 6, 2015. Your class or group can come to the event, or participate in a webinar.
The International Youth Peace Conference is part of the annual Celebration of Peace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo that will be held on February 2 – 8, 2015. In addition to the conference, the celebration will include the Zihuatanejo SailFest– a six-day festival that combines fun, games, and beach activities to raise funds for the education of Zihuatanejo’s poorest children – an annual peace walk, and a cultural dance festival.
Since 2010, the community of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has worked in partnership with the United Nations to establish a sustainable peacebuilding process for its students. Each year, the community organizes a peace education program that starts on September 21, the United Nations International Day of Peace, and concludes the following February with a grand celebration.
For February 2015, we are inviting high school and university students from around the world to join the students of Mexico for this International Youth Peace Conference, where you can share ideas about ways to sustain peace. If you cannot come in person, your class or group can participate through a webinar.
The International Youth Peace Conference is coordinated by Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero , Zihuatanejo, and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in collaboration with Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo.
The theme of the International Youth Peace Conference is the Right of Peoples to Peace. This right can be identified by multiple layers: social peace, political peace, spiritual peace, economic peace, family peace, and so much more.
Students! What is your vision of peace? How can you contribute to that vision? Come and share your artwork, photos, poems, and ideas about ways to sustain peace in your lives, your schools, your communities, and our planet.
Parents, teachers and community leaders! Come and listen to what our youth have to say! They are our leaders of the future.
If your school or university would like to make a presentation at the International Youth Peace Conference, contact:
In the USA or Canada: Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Mexico: Profesora Donaji Mendez Tello, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Unidad de Turismo Zihuatanejo, mailto:email@example.com or call – (755) 557-4178.
The Celebration of Peace concludes on Sunday, February 8, 2015, with a Peace Walk along the beachfront and a cultural dance festival. Dancers from throughout the state of Guerrero will perform traditional cultural dances reflecting the diversity of Mexico.
Cultural dance troupes, fraternities, sororities, and ballerinas are invited to participate.
For more information about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and surrounding areas, see: