Peacemaker in Residence Program
Each year the Center for Peacemaking invites an internationally recognized nonviolent theorist/activist to stay for one week as Marquette University's Peacemaker in Residence. The Peacemaker in Residence gives a presentation open to the University and to the wider community. In these presentations, the Peacemakers in Residence share their theories of nonviolence and stories of their involvement in the struggle for peace. During the week, the Peacemaker in Residence visits Marquette University classes, student groups, co-curricular organizations, and university programs.
Forgiving the Unforgivable: 'Fambul Tok' and Community Healing
January 31 at 7:00 p.m. AMU 252
Libby is the founder and President of Catalyst for Peace, a Portland, Maine based private foundation that mobilizes locally-owned and led peacebuilding and reconciliation in conflict and post-conflict settings, and pioneers in storytelling to share the lessons of this work with the world.
She co-founded Fambul Tok (Krio for "Family Talk"), which brings victims and perpetrators from the civil war in Sierra Leone together for the first time in village-level, tradition-based ceremonies of truth-telling and forgiveness reknitting the torn fabric of the community in the process. She produced the award winning documentary film about this work, Fambul Tok, and is the lead author of the book of the same name, published by Umbrage Editions-both released in 2011.
Libby has been active in peacebuilding for 25 years in a variety of capacities - professor, trainer, facilitator, program director, consultatnt and funder. A former Political Science professor at Principia College, she left academia to focus on the practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. She has dveloped and led conflict resolution training programs in corporate, congregational, educational and community settings.
Libby will be on campus January 30 through February 1
Peacemaker in Residence Archive
Visit the Peacemaker in Residence Archive to learn more about the past Peacemakers in Residence.
We greatly appreciate all of the Peacemakers in Residence for their commitment and willingness to share their knowledge and experience to advance the cause of nonviolence. Peacemakers in Residence include:
- Sara Terry (2011-12)
- Jim Douglass (2010-11)
- Nomfundo Walaza (2009-10)
- Christopher Ahrends (2008-09)
- Kathy Kelly (2007-08)