Pasco-Hernando Community College will host keynote speakers, guest lecturers and musical performances for the sixth annual Peace Week Oct. 7-11.
Peace Week events will be held on all of PHCC’s campuses: West Campus in New Port Richey, East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville, and the Spring Hill campus.
The opening ceremony will feature a musical performance by Lorri Hafer at the West Campus. Hafer is best known as lead vocalist with The Hillside Singers, most famous for their recording of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” used in advertisements for Coca-Cola.
Keynote presentations include a variety of topics.
Bob Hall, former board member of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, will present, “Nonviolent Sexuality: Making peace with passion.”
Ben Hewitt will share his family’s quest to leave no carbon footprint in his presentation “Peace and Carrots: Cultivating local food economies in the 21st century.”
Ida Manning will discuss the universal immigrant experience in “Shifting the Conversation on Immigration.”
At the North Campus in Brooksville, Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala, a circular mural created from colored sand.
Tibetans refer to the mandala as the “architecture of enlightenment” with meanings on many spiritual and artistic levels.
Celebration of Transformation, Religion, and Peace on Earth festivals — with drum circles, exhibits and displays — will be held at each campus.
Visit phcc.edu/peace for a daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations, or call 1-877-TRY-PHCC for more information.