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MU Peace Studies Institute honors Jane Addams

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” – Jane Addams, 1860-1935

Jane AddamsNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution is proud to honor Jane Addams for her outstanding efforts toward peace and justice on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Addams’ extraordinary legacy and the connection between social work and peace studies will be celebrated at the Gladdys Muir Peace Garden, 1106 N. Wayne St., on the southwest side of the North Manchester campus, at 3 p.m.

During Homecoming and Family weekend each year, the Peace Studies Institute honors an individual or individuals for their significant contributions toward peace and justice.

An innovator in social work and the second woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Addams committed her life to the causes of peace and justice. She founded the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919. In 1889, Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, where she worked for 46 years to help the poor and stop the use of children as industrial laborers.

Manchester peace studies and social work faculty will speak briefly about Addams’ great influence and inspiration, and a plaque recognizing Addams will be added to the Peacemakers Wall in the Gladdys Muir Peace Garden.  A reception will follow the plaque dedication.

For information about the Manchester University Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution, contact Katy Gray Brown, director of the Peace Studies Institute, at klgraybrown@manchester.edu (260-982-5343) or Phil Keim, Peace Studies Coordinator, at pckeim@manchester.edu (260-982-5108).

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

Prepared by Lauren Hughes, MU public relations student worker.

Oct. 12, 2015