Upcoming Events

Fall Speaker Series

Student Fellowship Presentations

Wednesday, September 13 | noon - 1 pm | AMU 157

Every summer, Center for Peacemaking student fellows design projects that explore the power of nonviolence. Each project reflects the unique talents and creativity that Marquette students bring to addressing some of the most pressing challenges in the world.

The fellows presenting include: 

  • Jenna Koch – on starting a campus community garden to build community and address food inequities.
  • Sherlean Roberts – on the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative on two African nations, Zambia and Senegal.
  • Nathan Russell – on increasing civic engagement through a summer dialogue series.
  • Lucy O’Brien – on measuring the impact of restorative circles initiatives.

A light lunch of soup and bread will be served.

Share Kindness, Onstage and Off: Compassionate Action in a Troubled World

Thursday, September 21 | 6 - 7 pm | Weasler Auditorium

Playback Theatre has become a global phenomenon by using arts and drama to promote human rights and social change. Best known for his starring role as Count Dracula in the 1971 cult-classic movie Dracula vs. Frankenstein, actor Raphael Engel (screen name Zandor Vorkov) initiated an ongoing Global Playback Theatre event in 2005 focused on spreading kindness and understanding.

Engel, along with three others, will give a part-performance, part-presentation on how Global Playback offers a forum for kindness and understanding. They will present at Marquette on the United Nations-designated International Day of Peace. The event is free to attend, and you can register online.

Engel-as-Dracula still makes occasional stage appearances and will do so briefly at Marquette to dramatize the possibility of replacing cruelty-and-taking with kindness-and-giving. Since launching this project, Engel has successfully taken Global Playback to the United Nations and coordinated performances by 80 groups (on six continents and in over 30 countries) that have hosted simultaneous performances on the theme of spreading kindness.

Joining Engel for the performance are author/actor/activist Paul McComas and Chicago Playback members Christina Melgar and Allison Sokolowski.

Ongoing Discussion Series:

Peace Studies Student Gatherings

Are you a Marquette student interested in discussing peace and nonviolence with fellow students? Email christopher.jeske@marquette.edu for event notices. These events are open to all Marquette students, even if you are not a Peace Studies major or minor.

During Fall 2023, we will meet at 6 pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the Center for Peacemaking.

Soup with Substance

Inspired by the “roundtable discussions” of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement, Soup with Substance is a noontime presentation on an issue related to social justice over a simple meal of soup and bread. View the schedule. Sign up to receive Soup with Subtance event notices via email.