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Happy New Year! And welcome back to those returning to campus this weekend.

As we look back at the tremendous year the Center for Peacemaking had in 2015, it is clear that it is only possible because of our strong community of supporters including students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and donors. Thank you for helping to make 2015 a success!

As we transition into the new year, I hope you will stay involved and continue to follow our updates as the Center for Peacemaking community continues to grow and our programs reach new heights.
Patrick Kennelly, Director

News & Updates

Peace Works program featured in Journal Sentinel and WPR

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.

Upcoming Events:

Registration and more details

Jan. 21 | 12:30 pm
MLK Week Keynote
Dr. Sheryll Cashin
Eckstein Hall (Law School)

Feb. 23
Presentation on Environmental Racism
Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Mar. 29-31
Peacemaker in Residence
Marie Dennis
Presentations TBD

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