The Marquette University Peace Works program, a peace education program focusing on social-emotional learning and conflict resolution was recently featured in the precious lives series. The coverage highlights how the Peace Works program is working with youth to develop constructive responses to trauma and violence.
School seeks new path for youths stuck in a world of trauma
| Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
News & Updates
Campus offices and departments sign on to "Friendship Not Fear" statement
Offices and departments across the university signed on to the Center for Peacemaking's statement to reaffirm our solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers.
Friendship Not Fear: Standing together with Muslims
Speakers & Events
Participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations
Organizations across campus and throughout Milwaukee have planned events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. We hope you will consider attending these events over the coming week.
Jan. 18 | MLK Day Justice Program and March
In memory of Dr. King and his call for racial and economic justice and an end to war, we invite you to join the Martin Luther King Justice Coalition for their annual program. This year's theme revolves around Dr. King's question, "Where do we go from here? Chaos or Community?"
The program begins on Monday, January 18 at 1 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church (1927 N. 4th St.). The program concludes with a three block march to the Dr. King statue on M. L. King Dr. and an open microphone rally.
Jan. 20 | Soup with Substance: Organizing with Dr. King in Birmingham, AL
During this Soup with Substance
luncheon, Rev. Joseph Ellwanger and Joyce Ellwanger will share stories from their experience as civil rights activists in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960’s. The Ellwanger’s prominent roles in the Civil Rights Movement and at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Birmingham brought them in frequent contact with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The program will take place from noon - 1 pm in Room 157 of the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union on Wednesday, January 20. A light lunch of soup and bread will be served.
Jan. 21 | Trumpet of Conscience: MLK's 1967 Message on "The Impasse in Race Relations" and How we Move Forward in the 21st Century
In this lecture, Professor Sheryll Cashin (Marquette University's 2016 Ralph Metcalfe Fellow and Professor of Law at Georgetown University) will rehearse the similarities and differences between King’s assessment of race relations, poverty, inequality, and violence in 1967 compared to today. The chief similarity, she will argue, stems from the persistence of the American ghetto and the isolation and othering of its residents. The chief difference, she will contend, is that today African Americans have infinitely more allies of other colors than they did in 1967. She will conclude by positing a vision for transcending current racial divisions and building power among the many who are locked out of opportunity and endure racial and economic violence and exclusion.
This event is currently sold out. Please view the event page
for details on how to register for the waiting list.
Jan. 22 | Morning Prayer Service and Community Reading
This event will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special morning prayer service and community reading of Dr. King’s “A Christmas Sermon on Peace.” One of five orations included in Dr. King’s book, The Trumpet of Conscience, it is often noted for its prophetic and enduring message as a plea for peace in a broken world. The reading will be complemented by prayer as well as singing led by the Marquette University Gospel Choir. Light refreshments will follow in AMU room 157.
The service will take place from 8:30 - 9:30 am in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union. Full event details