UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion will be open to the public as a site for workshops, forums and guest speakers today from 9 a.m. into the late evening as part of the “Youth at the Millennium” globalization and youth leadership conference organized by the Santa Barbara Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Dialogues and workshops will include topics on social change, politics, religion, ethnicity and the environment. The goal of the conference is to clarify the term globalization in light of national events, NAPF Youth Outreach Coordinator Michael Coffey said.

“This conference is important because we need as much information as possible about people’s opinions of world affairs and leadership,” he said. “We show that non-violence is a viable way of life.”

The dialogue and workshops at UCSB are part of the conference that takes place April 1-4. The event involves a retreat at La Casa de Maria in Montecito, and two days of events at UCSB and SBCC. All students can participate.

Resurgence Magazine Editor Satish Kumar and labor organizer Raj Jayadev will speak about social action today in Corwin Pavilion at 9 a.m. and NAPF President David Krieger will speak about nuclear proliferation at 2 p.m.