Peace Studies Plaque Dedication
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  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM

Each year at Homecoming, the Peace Studies Institute honors an individual for their significant contributions to peace and justice. 

Alumni are invited to honor the legacy of Abdul Ghaffar Khan as we add his name to the Peacemakers Wall in the Gladdys Muir Peace Garden at 10 a.m.  


Abdul Ghaffar Khan was dedicated to the work of liberation and education. In the face of brutal British colonial rule, Khan utilized disciplined nonviolence to inspire the world’s first army of peace - 80,000 strong. Inspired by his faith and the belief that education is the tool of rebellion, Khan worked tirelessly to raise the political consciousness of the Pashtun people so they would one day move towards action and achieve greater freedom. Despite great personal turmoil and torture, Khan remained a disciplined nonviolent activist and educator whose lessons have transcended both time and place.  


The garden is located on the southwest side of campus.