Practicing Civility and Compassion Dissolving Distrust and Conflict
Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University presents the Weir and Nell Labatt Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Derick Wilson–Fulbright Scholar in Residence, titled “Practicing Civility and Compassion Dissolving Distrust and Conflict: Learning together as a space in which we experience change and hope” on Nov 11,at 7 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center ballrooms. This highly anticipated lecture is free and open to the public.
Wilson is Reader Emeritus in Education with Restorative Practices (Ulster) undertaking practical reconciliation work in Northern Ireland since 1965 with the Corrymeela Community, as a youth worker, parent and academic. From his post-doctoral research, he believes that reconciliation in contested and secure societies is promoted when the inter-connected principles of equity, diversity and interdependence underpin learning relationships, organizational cultures and public policy.
Wilson will spend the day in several classes meeting faculty and students at Schreiner University, and Monday night will present the 2019 Weir and Nell Labatt Distinguished Lecture. The Weir and Nell Labatt Distinguished Lecture Series was established by a generous gift from the late Nell Schreiner Labatt to bring motivational speakers to the Schreiner campus.