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Global Peace and Justice Day - 4/2/2009

Global Peace and Justice Day will be Tuesday, April 7, 2009, on the Marian College campus. Organized by local community partners in conjunction with the Peace and Justice Studies program at Marian College, the day includes speakers and discussions focused on topics related to peace and justice.

Highlights include:

  • Kick-off event on Monday evening: "Behind the Swoosh: Globalization, Sweatshops, and Social Justice" by Jim Keady, director and founder of Educating for Justice
  • "Capital Punishment as Public Policy," by Chris Hitz-Bradley, president of Indiana Center to Abolish Capital Punishment
  • "The Peace Institute: Local Work, Global Vision," by Kate Williams, Indianapolis Peace Institute
  • "Peace Within Myself: A Life of Interfaith Activism," by James Wolfe, president of Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center
  • "Wage Theft and the Interfaith Movement," by Kim Bobo, founder and director of National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice

A detailed schedule is available on the Global Peace and Justice Day web site. All events are open to the public at no charge; registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Dr. Ralph Leck, director of peace and justice studies at Marian College, at 317.955.6228 or rleck@marian.edu.