January 18, 2016

The Whose Dream Is It? is the annual community wide celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted on the King holiday by the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice as part of the Living the Dream program. The most recent event was held at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 SE Indiana Topeka, Kansas.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Beryl New, Principal Highland Park High School since 2010, Dr. New attended the historic Monroe Elementary School, Highland Park North Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High, Topeka High School, Washburn University and the University of Kansas. Committed to diversity and mentorship, she serves as an adjunct professor in the Education Leadership program at Washburn University. Dr. New was recently named Woman of Influence in Education by the Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development, a GO Topeka Program.

Topekans hear chilling accounts of girls, women caught in sex trade

New Community Project staff

New Community Project staff

More than 40 Washburn University students and Topeka residents listened Sunday, March 3 as  an Arizona peace activist described the shocking conditions endured by a million girls and women caught in the global sex trade.

David Radcliff, director of New Community Project based in Peoria, Az.,addressed the social and economic conditions that drive the $32 million sex trade. The program, entitled “Caught in Traffic: girls and women and the global sex trade.”  was cosponsored by the Peace Center and Washburn University’s Women’s & Gender Studies.