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International Day of Peace Program and Symposium

by Whitlock,Diana Lynn last modified Jul 17, 2012 03:02 PM

The University of Louisville’s Peace, Conflict & Social Justice program, with generous support from Liberal Studies, The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and UofL’s Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, is pleased to announce this year's program and symposium marking International Day of Peace 2012

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When Sep 20, 2012 05:30 PM to
Sep 21, 2012 04:00 PM
Where Chao Auditorium
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The University of Louisville’s Peace, Conflict & Social Justice program, with generous support from Liberal Studies, The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and UofL’s Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, is pleased to announce this year's program and symposium marking International Day of Peace 2012:

 

All events will be in UofL’s Chao Auditorium (basement of Ekstrom Library).  Additional information on registration, the speakers, and the full program can be found at louisville.edu/peace (after July 23.)

 

 

Sept. 20, 5:30 – Keynote, Dr. Vincent Harding

Vincent Gordon Harding is an African-American historian and a scholar of religion and society. An activist as well, he is best known for his work with and writings about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Lecture Topic:  Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr. often declared with loving insistency, "America, you must be born again." What does that mean for us in the 21st century?

 

Reception to follow.

 

Sept. 21, 8:30-4:00 p.m.

Featured speakers include:

 

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness on the intersection of violence and public health.

 

Susan Duncan, Interim Dean, Brandeis School of Law, on Restorative Justice and Louisville's pilot project with juveniles.

 

Dr. Maria J. Stephan, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, discussing her work and her recent book Why Civil Resistance Work: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.

 

Professional Photographer and Vietnam veteran Michael Moryc addresses his return pilgrimage to Southeast Asia and opens the Ekstrom exhibit of "Return to the Land of Dragons: Photographic Impressions of Vietnam." Reception to follow.

 

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