As a way of recognizing and honouring Pink Shirt Day today, the Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako is hosting Peace by Peace: Creating Peace in Prince George and combatting bullying tonight (February 28) at UNBC’s Bentley Centre at 7 p.m.
“Tonight we’re collaborating with other organizations to highlight the important work that they’re doing working with youth and resolving conflict in Prince George,” said Andrea Johnson, the Peace by Peace event organizer from the Nechako Rotary Club.
Promoting peace is one Rotary’s avenues of service as Rotarians are working locally and internationally to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality and ethnic tension. Every day Rotarians are creating peace to make our communities better.
The free event tonight is open to high school students and adults. It features a presentation by Susan Trabant, a high school teacher and is the sexual orientation and gender identity resource teacher for School District 57.
Following Trabant’s presentation, Const. Jody Chamberlain and Carmen De Menech will discuss the important work they do with the Prince George RCMP Youth Support Team. The youth support team is the only one of its kind in the region and helps divert youth aged 12 – 17 away from the Youth Criminal Justice System.