mark_staff1Listen in as “Art of Peace” host Philip LeVasseur interviews filmmaker Mark Manning about building relationships for a peaceful future. Manning will appear at UCSB’s Multi-Cultural Center on May 9th as part of the The Iraq Peace & Reconciliation College Tour where a live video-conference will be conducted between students at University of California, Santa Barbara and Islamic University, Baghdad. The goals of the project are to open a direct line of communication between the American and Iraqi people, to break down misconceptions between cultures, to connect people on both sides to our common humanity, and to inspire an intercultural movement of people from diverse nations working together towards a peaceful tomorrow.