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Welcome the Women PeaceMakers back to the USD campus!

Join the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice for the annual Women PeaceMakers event, honoring four women peacebuilders from around the world.

  • Juanita Roca Sanchez (Bolivia) centers her activism on promoting inclusion and nation building, as well as the respect for human rights and the rule of law in Bolivia. She holds a PhD in Anthropology, History and Development Studies and is an independent scholar, member of the Women Waging Peace Network, and associate researcher of CIDES-UMSA.
  • Tania Cecilia Martínez (Honduras) focuses on democratic governance and the collaboration between government and civil society groups to improve citizen participation in their own governance and development contexts.
  • Nattecia Nerene Bohardsingh (Jamaica) is a lawyer and advocate that has worked in reparatory justice, gender-based violence, and human rights at the domestic and international level. She is the founder of Children of the Maafa, a civil society initiative that works to promote respect and freedom for people of African descent in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
  • María Dolores Hernández Montoya (Mexico) has worked in program design and implementation with various global organizations to strengthen international and domestic cooperation efforts for urban development and safety. Her work is influenced by the belief that a multi-sectional collaborative approach to violence and crime prevention is key to creating sustainable peace.

This year's Fellows all hail from the Americas, specifically Bolivia, Honduras, Jamaica, and Mexico. At the event, they will share more about who they are, their expertise as changemakers, and gendered experiences in peacebuilding.

This event marks the first time in three years that the Women PeaceMakers will be on campus. We hope you will join us in welcoming them back to the University of San Diego!

A light reception will follow the event.

Seating in the Peace and Justice Theatre is available on a first come, first served basis, with priority for pre-registered guests. If the theater reaches capacity, guests are invited to be seated in an overflow room to watch the event livestream. 


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022; 7:00 PM


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110


We suggest that you enter campus through the West Entrance. You will see an entrance kiosk and can ask for directions there too. From the West Entrance, follow the road (Marian Way) to the second stop sign. Make a left into the West Parking Structure. 


Event attendees can park on campus in the West Parking Structure

Please pay for parking at one of the pay stations or on the ParkMobile app

  • The rates for parking in metered areas are $2.50 per hour and $18.00 for the full day. The pay stations on campus accept coins as well as Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards. They do not accept cash or American Express cards.
  • All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard.

USD trams are available in the West Parking Structure to take guests to the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The tram runs every 5 to 7 minutes. A complete tram schedule is available on the Tram Services Website.

Once you arrive, check in at the Peace and Justice Theatre. Check-in begins at 6:30 PM.




The event is open to the University of San Diego and the public. 


Can't make it to the event in-person? Watch the livestream below.