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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations
260-982-5285  jskornegay@manchester.edu

 

April 22-28

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 www.brethren.org/oepa

A Gandhi class begins at 8 p.m. Monday in Flory Auditorium, Science Center.

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 the PERC.

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 www.cancer.org

Peace Week is sponsored by the Campus Interfaith Board and the Peace Studies Institute. A complete Peace Week schedule is on the Manchester College website at http://www.manchester.edu/OSD/Ministry/PeaceWeek.htm

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