Peace Week 2007 brings alumni,
training, conversations, storytelling
and music to campus
Peace Week is April 22-28 at Manchester College, headlining the popular
Concert on the Mall, speeches and conversations by peace educator Matt
Guynn of On Earth Peace, classes on Gandhi and peace activism, and
storytelling by a Native American.
Guynn is former training co-coordinator for Christian Peacemaker Teams.
He will speak at the College’s weekly convocation at 10 a.m. on Monday,
April 23 in Cordier Auditorium. The public is invited.
He also will join Kenapocomoco Coalition, Simply Brethren and chapel
while on campus. Guynn will lead activist training during the week and
participate in other conversations. On Earth Peace, rooted in the Church
of the Brethren, promotes peace education and peace action. For more
about On Earth Peace, visit
A Gandhi class begins at 8 p.m. Monday in Flory Auditorium, Science
The traditional basketball game between the College’s Peace Studies and
Accounting and Business programs tips off at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in
Miami tribe Vice-Chief John Dunnagan will tell stories at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, on the steps of Funderburg Library on the mall. If
it rains, the group moves into the Oakwood Hall great room.
Peace Week activities conclude with the annual Concert on the Mall from
noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Bands include Brittany Kusserow,
Clockwork, Mutual Kumquat and The Grooveside, starring MC alumni Kris
Brownlee ’01, Chris Good ’02 and
Seth Hendrix. The concert offers activities for all ages, from tie-dying
to candy making.
Relay for Life, a 12-hour overnight fund-raiser for the American Cancer
Society that celebrates survivors and remembers those gone, begins at 6
p.m. on Friday, April 27, on the mall. Frisbee, a cookout, ice-cream
making and other events will continue throughout the night for the “drop
by whenever” event. For more about Relay For Life, visit
Peace Week is sponsored by the Campus Interfaith Board and the Peace
A complete Peace Week schedule is on the Manchester College website at