Their home was part classroom, part retreat for more than two generations of Manchester students. Ken, longtime director of the Peace Studies Program, and his wife Viona served popcorn and hospitality to hundreds of students wrestling with the issues of the day and seeking the courage to spread a gospel of nonviolence. In the Browns, students found the inspiration to become everyday activists for peace and justice. And they found mentors who practiced kindness and lived their convictions. Though Ken died in 2010 and Viona in 2013, the Browns’ work can continue with a gift to the Kenneth and Viona Brown Peace Fund. Gifts will support peace studies internships and experiential education opportunities for Manchester students. Please make checks payable to Manchester University, designating the fund.
To give online to The Kenneth and Viona Brown Peace Fund, click here and choose “other” in the “Designation” dropdown menu.