Seeking a U.S. Department of Peace Lydia Gill-Polley

Congress is considering a bill to create a new cabinet position focused on violence prevention and conflict resolution. This workshop will present the features of the proposed U.S. Department of Peace, including a description of how it will bring new resources to address the root causes of domestic violence and international conflict. Participants will learn about the history of the Department of Peace campaign, its proposed funding levels, and the major offices that will be created. Current and future activities of the Oklahoma Campaign for the U.S. Department of Peace will also be described. It will be fully participatory by focusing on the participants' concerns, interests and skills.