Rotary Peace Conference - "Vergangenheitsbewältigung" Northfield, Minnesota, Oct. 19 - 22, 2021



You are cordially invited to the Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference to be held in Northfield, Minnesota in October 2021. With the world in a constant state of turmoil, opportunities to meet with others to promote mutual understanding and peace have become increasingly rare. During our conference time together, we will explore such topics such as:

- Rotary Mediation in South Africa and its ramifications for the furthering of peace-building there;

- the Holocaust and its aftermath, including the notion of “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” (coming to terms with the past), a continuing hot topic in Germany;

- the Legacy of 1848: the experiences of German immigrants to the United States following the mid-century revolutionary uprisings there.

Additionally, we will be given opportunities to make meaningful connections with a worldwide community, receive international insights on national issues, and work for world peace with other progressive individuals.

The conference will also feature exhibitions of the art of the well-known German Expressionist Emil Nolde and of Hubert Roestenburg, a Dutch artist considered to be the last living representative of German Expressionism.

At our conference set in idyllic Northfield, Minnesota you will be able to experience all of the amenities of small-town America including two prestigious colleges, a vibrant downtown, and all that you might need within walking distance.

Our informative panels will take place at Reunion Restaurant and Tavern, and accommodations will be provided by Archer House and Fairfield Inn and Suites, all of which will create an intimate setting for your conference experience.

We hope very much to see you at the Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in Northfield, MN, in October 19-22, 2021!

International Peace Rotaract eClub

By Sophie Ruehlmann, Germany & John Knox, USA

People everywhere are familiar with Rotary International which, since its founding in 1905, has been a service organization one of whose major goals is working to help further world peace and understanding among nations. Yet it is likely that far fewer know of the parallel organization known as Rotaract, an international program for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 that was established in 1968 and currently has over 290,000 members. Rotaract members share the same goals as their parent organization, and typically join Rotary once they have established careers for themselves.

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