Peace Week 2011 at Manchester College
feeds the mind, body and spirit
“Express Yourself!” is the theme for Peace Week 2011 at Manchester College on April 7-14. The annual celebration at the home of the nation’s oldest peace studies program is filled with discussions about changing the world, art, music and food. The community is invited to join the party.
The week opens with I’d Like to Buy an Enemy, Ted & Co. Theaterworks’ thought-provoking satire that explores peace, justice and The American Way. The free production at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 is in Cordier Auditorium.
A full afternoon of music takes the stage at noon Saturday, April 9 with the College’s traditional Peace Concert on the Mall. And from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Manchester students from around the world will serve their homeland foods for an International Buffet. Meal tickets are $9.90 for adults, $5.50 for children age 6-12, in the College Union.
Fight Like A Girl is third-wave feminist Megan Seely's advice. The popular author of a book of the same name will deliver a convocation at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the upper College Union.
Art lovers also will find inspiration during Peace Week 2011. Visiting artist Justin Johnson will discuss his Gallery G exhibit Saints & Scarabs at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in the upper College Union gallery. During the week, students also will participate in workshops on “Storytelling through Art” and “Activist Art,” led by Jena Oke of Manchester’s art faculty.
Special guest David Radcliff, director of the New Community Project, will present “Every Picture Tells a Story” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in Petersime Chapel. Radcliff also will lead a special chapel, Bottoms Up: How to Change Our World, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.
Also Thursday, April 14: “More Than a Culinary Delight,” an international poetry reading and food tasting at 6 p.m. in Wine Recital Hall.
For a complete calendar of Manchester College events, visit www.manchester.edu and click on Campus Calendar on the left-side index.