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Danbury's WestConn Welcomes High Schoolers To PeaceJam Slam

Chris Kukk
Chris Kukk Photo Credit: Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. -- Western Connecticut State University will host the Connecticut PeaceJam Slam this weekend, where high school students can participate in workshops and discuss important issues in today’s society.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

The event will be hosted by WCSU’s Kathwari Honors program, led by Professor of Political Science Chris Kukk. For years, the Honors Program has focused on bringing compassion and creativity to the university community and surrounding area.

This event will help spread the message to high school students “This event takes all the thinkers and doers, all of them are Noble Peace Prize winners, and embodies the honors ideas,” Kukk said.

“To be successful, you have to do and not just think; we have a lot of thinkers in our world but very few doers and teaching this to high school students will be so great.” Kukk will be the keynote speaker at the slam. “The best part of this, the part I will get a kick out of, is watching our students mentor the high schoolers,” Kukk added. “It will be the generation helping itself, and I think that’s the most important part.”

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