Upcoming Events

Speaker Series

Waging Peace in Vietnam: Promoting Healing and Reconciliation

April 1-17 | Raynor Library Lobby

Visit the Raynor Library Lobby to browse an exhibit titled "Dissent and Resistance Within the Military." It features stories of eleven GIs and sparks discussion and teaching about patriotism and the power of individual and collective dissent to make societal change.

Student Essay Contest - $500 prize

Due April 22, 2024

Essays must relate to the exhibit Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War on display in Marquette's Raynor Library, April 2 to April 17. The theme of the essay is: "What the exhibit means to me and lessons for today." Essays should be from 500 to 650 words. Marquette University students should submit essays electronically to peacemaking@marquette.edu. The guest judge is Le Ly Hayslip, Marquette's Peacemaker in Residence, and author of the memoir, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture

A Small Town Rises: Organizing for Civil Rights in the Dangerous 60's

Monday, April 8 | 3:30 - 4:45 pm | AMU Lunda Room | Registration

Civil Rights Movement veterans Mrs. Mary Sue and Mr. Eddie Short will present on their experiences as activists and organizers with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Shaw, Mississippi and beyond.

Each joined the civil rights struggle during a pivotal time in the dangerous 1960's. Mr. Short was a sharecropper, Mrs. Short (then Gellatly) was a recent college graduate. Day by day, their lives were threatened. Action after action, they were repeatedly jailed. They never knew what tomorrow might hold, or if they would live to see the freedom and liberation they struggled for.

During their time with SNCC, they worked and organized beside movement luminaries such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Stokely Carmichael, Lawrence Guyot, Andrew Hawkins, and more. Their story--featured in the book A Small Town Rises: A Sharecropper and A College Girl Join the Struggle for Justice in Shaw, Mississippi by Lee Anna Sherman--shows how two courageous freedom fighters joined other activists and townspeople to challenge the Jim Crow status quo, which changed Shaw, the Mississippi Delta, and our nation forever.

Please register if you plan to attend.

A light reception will follow the presentation in the adjoining Henke Lounge.

Waging Peace in Vietnam Documentary Series

Sir! No Sir!

Wednesday, April 10 | 7 pm | Online

Join this online viewing of the documentary "Sir! No Sir!" and post-film Q&A with director David Zieger.

Waging Peace in Vietnam Documentary Series

The Whistleblower of My Lai

Sunday, April 14 | 5:30 pm | Online

Join this online performance and Q&A with world renowned musician Van-Anh Vanessa Vo. This event will include a virtual screening of the documentary in which she is featured titled "The Whistleblower of My Lai".

Peacemaker in Residence & Waging Peace in Vietnam Keynote

Child of War, Woman of Peace

Monday, April 15 | 4-5 pm | Raynor Library Beaumier Suites BC | Registration

Le Ly Hayslip, Vietnamese-American author, philanthropist, peace activist, and speaker, will deliver the closing keynote of the Waging Peace in Vietnam series at Marquette. She is the author of two memoirs—When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace—which were adapted into the film Heaven & Earth, written and directed by Oliver Stone. She's founded two charitable organizations: the East Meets West Foundation and the Global Village Foundation.

“One of the most important books of Vietnamese American and Vietnam War literature…Moving, powerful.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sympathizer

Please register if you plan to attend.

Ukraine after the War: Questions of Ethnicity, Religious Pluralism, and Peacemaking

Tuesday, April 16 | 3:30-5 pm | Wehr Chemistry, Room 121 (1414 W. Clybourn St.) | Registration

Panelists include: Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor emeritus of Theology; Dr. Lowell Barrington, associate professor of Political Science; and Julian Vasyl Hayda, a journalist based in Chicago with an MA in Ukraine Studies from DePaul University.

The panelists will comment on the prospects of nonviolence in Ukraine from their respective expertise including gospel nonviolence, international politics, and the role of the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine politics.

Screening of 20 Days in Mariupol

Tuesday, April 16 | 5:30-7 pm | Wehr Chemistry, Room 121 (1414 W. Clybourn St.) | Registration

Join us for a viewing of the Academy Award-winning documentary. A reception with snacks sposored by International Affiars will take place between the events.

An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city as Russian forces close in, they capture what become some of the most defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

Please register if you plan to attend.

Waging Peace in Vietnam Documentary Series

Hunting in Wartime

Sunday, April 21 | 2 pm | Online

Join this online viewing of the documentary "Hunting in Wartime" and post-film Q&A with director Samantha Farinella.

Ongoing Discussion Series:

Peace Studies Student Gatherings

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

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.