Plowshares National Student Peace and Justice Conference

Starting Date: 10-17-2003
Ending Date: 10-19-2003

Manchester College
North Manchester, Indiana 46962
United States
"We Are the Eyes of the World”
Media: Seeking the Truth

The first annual Plowshares Peace & Justice Student Conference will be held in North Manchester, Indiana, at Manchester College. The conference will examine the role of the media in world affairs with a focus on peace and justice. Students will make connections with journalists and media critics, and will be inspired by artists and political performers. Workshops held on Saturday morning and afternoon will address topics relating to media and peace on a national and international level. Students will come away from the weekend more critical of mainstream media, empowered to seek the truth and inspired to create positive change.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at (260) 982-5026, or e-mail

Friday, Oct. 17
Registration 4 – 6 p.m.
Cookout 5 – 7 p.m.
Plenary Session 7:30 – 9 p.m.
The Daily Bridge Club 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18
Breakfast 8 – 9 a.m.
Workshops 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Workshops 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Speaker: Raghida Dergham 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Banquet 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Mo Rocca 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Bonfire 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19
Breakfast 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Chris Hedges 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Political Cartoons
Violence and the Media
Elections and the Media
Peace Journalism
Media Literacy
Comparison of Broadcast Media
International Journalism
Racism in the Media
Free Press
Gender and the Media

Daily Bridge Club – Friday, Oct. 17, 10 p.m.
The Daily Bridge Club is a seven-piece ensemble from Chicago that regularly turns heads with its unique hip-hop recipe, one that blends elements of old and new school, jazz, spoken word and poetry. Originally from Champaign, Ill., the band regularly headlined at the High Dive and Canopy Club and opened for DJ Logic, Carlos Washington, Jazz Mandolin Project and Liquid Soul among others.

Raghida Dergham – Saturday, Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Raghida Dergham is a senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat, the leading independent Arabic newspaper. As a former president of the United Nations Correspondents Association, she addressed the UN General Assembly on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. She has interviewed numerous foreign ministers and heads of state and has broken major news stories, including the secret talks in Oslo.

David Horsey - Saturday, Oct. 18, afternoon workshop
David Horsey, the Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist, has won two Pulitzer Prizes. He received the The Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for editorial cartooning for a portfolio of his work in 1998. Editorial cartoons are opinions expressed in art. A good cartoonist can move effectively through topics that are horrific, and horrifically sad, and subjects that are simple and just ask for delicious satire.

Mo Rocca – Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Mo Rocca is a senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stuart.” He is former president and writers of Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He is also a contributor to NBC’s “Today Show,” a regular panelist on National Public Radio’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” and a frequent commentator on CNN and the Fox News Channel.

Chris Hedges – Sunday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Chris Hedges is a correspondent for the New York Times and has covered conflicts from Central America to the Balkans to the Middle East and Persian Gulf. He formerly worked for the Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio. He received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting after the September 11 attacks.

Submit non-print media shorts (no longer than 15 minutes) on a peace and justice topic in the form of a DVD, CD or videotape. An award of $100 will be given to the most creative and insightful piece. The creator of the short must be present to win. Due date for submissions is Oct. 1, 2003.
Geographical Scope: National

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