The Chicago Rotary International Peacebuilding Through Education and Literacy will be held on June 2, 2018 at the Chicago South Shore Cultural Center established in 1905, the same year Rotary International was founded by Chicagoan Paul Harris. The South Shore Cultural Center is located on Lake Michigan and is in the heart of Chicago — a cultural and community icon.
The Chicago Rotary International Peacebuilding Conference will have two tracks - one for Rotarians, Rotaract, and Community Leaders and the second track, for high school students. Rotarians will hear from over two dozen educators, peacebuilders that are working globally and locally to build sustainable peace. Over 160 high school students will be involved in a Rotary-UN Model Day where they will be researching, debating, caucusing, amending, and voting on two resolutions: 1) Access and safety to school from early childhood through college, and 2) Providing peacebuilding skills and training for elementary and secondary school and encouraging the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 that was unanimously approved by all UN member states.
Before the end of the Peacebuilding Conference, the Rotary-UN Model student selected Caucus leaders will meet on stage with President Ian Riseley and Past Rotary UN Peace Fellow Scott Lang to discuss their resolutions and positions.
Rotarians from Zones 28-29 are planning a series of events for you to enjoy your stay in the Chicago area. We will be providing transportation to and from the Conference Hotel and the South Shore Cultural Center on June 2. For Rotarians that are arriving before Friday, we will offer a Friday trip to Rotary International headquarters, Paul Harris home, and other historic Rotary sites.
There is much to see and do in Chicago — and we will be providing attendees with information on the many sites and sounds of Chicago!