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  Volume 40  


2012-2013 Activities of the Manchester Peace Studies Institute

September 2012 

Peace Studies Overnight Retreat and Planning Session, Koinonia Nature Center

Drone model brought to campus

Aung San Suu Kyi speech, Fort Wayne IN

Prayer service on campus for the International Day of Prayer for Peace


PJSA conference, Boston MA

Homecoming reception

  • dedication of a plaque in the Muir Peace Garden to Bayard Rustin

Campus visit by Myron Chenault, Voter ID Laws

Voter registration on campus


Exhibit of crosses on the college Mall for Veterans Day

Campus visit by Dr. Samuel Dali, president of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria)

Srdja Popovic speech, South Bend IN

School of the Americas Sessions, Trainings and Protest, Ft. Benning, Columbus GA

  • staffed a table with information about Manchester’s peace studies program


Finals Week Breakfast

January 2013    

January session peace studies practicum in Haiti

Martin Luther King Day event, commemorating the 45th anniversary of King's visit to Manchester


Kiss-In Photo Display

Campus Visit by Dave Zirin as part of Discussion Day

  • VIA- Not Just a Game: Human Rights and American Sports

Erica Chenoweth speech, South Bend IN


Campus Visit by Bob Weick (sponsored by the Rieman fund through the department of religion and philosophy)

  • Play-Marx in Soho 

Spring Break

  • Medea Benjamin speech, Bloomington IN
  • Volunteer Day with Manchester PATH group

Student presentations at Timbercrest, Seniors for Peace



Campus Visit by Jo Becker, Advocacy Director for the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch

Campus Visit by representatives of the Truth and Justice for El Salvador tour of the United States

Peace Week co-sponsor:  “Opening New Doors: Acting for Peace”

  • primary organizing done by Campus Interfaith Board, with assistance from PSI
  • First Refior Lecture--Play, No Place Called Home by Kim Schultz

Seven Days of Solidarity

  • PSI financial support for the Project Unbreakable photo display

Camp-out and canoe trip


Graduation Pledge Alliance – Social Responsibility pledge for graduating seniors

Progressive Dinner for students at the homes of faculty members

Finals Week Breakfast


On-going activities

Every Monday nightKenapocomoco Coalition (peace studies student discussion group) 10-30 participants/week.  Topics and speakers included: Community Development, Local Economies, Transgenderism, Voter ID Laws, Dark Sky movements, El Salvador,

Every Thursday nightSocial Justice Film Series (Peace House Movie Night) 5-10 participants/week. 

Kiva Team:            

Manchester Peace Studies Institute lending team for Kiva, an organization that makes low-interest loans for poor people, allowing you to choose how much to lend and to whom. http://www.kiva.org/team/manchester_college_peace_studies

  • The Manchester Peace Studies Institute lending team has 32 members who have collectively loaned over $6400 through Kiva, as of July 2013. 

Peace Studies Institute Publications: Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute and Peace Posts (blog of the PSI)



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