2018 Conference of Clubs - Ann Frisch

Rotary International Peace Champion

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room: Anoka 1

Ann Frisch served as a trained, unarmed civilian protector (UCP) in Guatemala when Nonviolent Peaceforce sent a team to protect threatened women human rights defenders during the national elections in 2007.  Currently she serves the organization as Senior Adviser.  She is co-author and certified trainer for the first e-learning curriculum for Unarmed Civilian Peacekeepers in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Ann, who lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, retired in 2006 as Professor of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  She is a member of the White Bear Lake Rotary Club; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace; and serves as RD 5960 Peace and Conflict Chair.  As coordinator for the St. Paul/Khuanlang-Hatyai Thailand Southern Thailand peace training grant, the first ever to train Rotarians in “educational and humanitarian” service with district grants.
Currently she is working toward providing unarmed civilian protectors in parks and protected areas where there is armed conflict.  This year she presented the work of Nonviolent Peaceforce at the World Ranger Congress and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress.