|Hi <<First Name>>,
I'm excited to present the Center for Peacemaking's new monthly email newsletter. I hope you enjoy the exciting announcements we have to share below. Thank you for all you do to promote peace.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Patrick Kennelly, Director
News & Updates
Introducing our new staff members
In November we added three new members to the Center for Peacemaking team. We are very excited for to have them on our team and hope that you will have the opportunity to meet and work with them.
- Sherri Walker, Program Coordinator
- Sherri will oversee the Center's programming and finances.
- Alli Williams, Peace Works Coordinator
- Alli will coordinate the Peace Works program in Milwaukee Public Schools.
- Pam Stahler, Peace Works Trainer
- Pam will teach nonviolence to students participating in MU Peace Works.
Alumna works for peace in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Katie Coldwell (Arts & Sciences '09) was one of the first students to get involved at the Center for Peacemaking after we opened our doors in January 2008. After graduating, Katie decided to join the Maryknoll Lay Missioners where she spent four years working with women in one of Brazil's largest women's prisons. She was recently featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 edition of Marquette Magazine.
Finding God in a concrete jungle
, Marquette Magazine
Publications & Presentations
Two presentations at prestigious public health conference
Representatives of the Center for Peacemaking recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in New Orleans.
Peace Works program reduces youth violence
Nonviolent resistance to war in Afghanistan
- This presentation highlighted the impact of Ripple Effect Milwaukee (REM) in reducing youth violence. REM uses the Center for Peacemaking's Peace Works curriculum and Marquette students visit local Boys and Girls Club sites to teach the modules to youth.
The presenters included Patrick Kennelly (Marquette University), Staci Young (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Adrian Thomas (Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee).
- This presentation covered the work of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a grassroots effort of multiethnic Afghans, to promote change, deescalate violence, and resist war.
Center for Peacemaking staff have visited the Peace Volunteers and published on their work. Students have also become familiar with their work through Skype conversations and by hosting solidarity demonstrations on Marquette's campus.
The presenters included Patrick Kennelly (Marquette University) and Emily Malloy (Aurora Medical Group).