UW-Parkside hosts peace & justice scholars Sep. 21
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is honored to welcome internationally known peace and justice advocates Clayborne Carson and Prasad Gollanapalli to campus for a series of programs Friday, Sept. 21. The events are held at various venues throughout the day on the campus at 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha.
Dr. Carson is founder and director of the Martin Luther King Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University where he is a history professor. Dr. Gollanapalli is co-founder and director of the Gandhi King Foundation. He teaches university courses in Gandhian philosophy, peace, nonviolence, and sustainable development in Indian and the United States.
"We are very excited to host two men who have devoted their lives to the cause of peace and justice, in profound ways, both through their scholarship and their service to the community," said UW-Parkside Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies Jonathan Shailor.
The visit begins Friday at noon with the informal conversation "International perspectives on peace and justice." Co-sponsored by Peace Learning Circles and the UW-Parkside Center for Ethnic Studies, the conversation takes place in the Student Center Poplar Room. Admission is free.
At 1 p.m., Dr. Gollanapalli addresses "Promoting peace in a just and sustainable world." Held in room 322 of Molinaro Hall, his program is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethnic Studies and the UW-Parkside Sociology/Anthropology Dept.
Peace Learning Circles sponsors Dr. Carson's presentation "Peace begins here: civility in our community." This program begins at 7 p.m. in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.
Dr. Gollanapalli is a Visiting Gandhian Scholar and professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has toured the United States extensively, co-teaching a course on Gandhi, King, and nonviolence at Stanford. The University of Rhode Island recognized him as an Honorary Kingian nonviolence advocate for promoting global peace and nonviolence education and "building a worldwide beloved community."
In addition to his teaching and leadership roles at Stanford University, Dr. Carson was selected in 1985 by Coretta Scott King to edit and publish Dr. King's papers. Under his direction, the King Papers Project has produced a definitive six volume edition of the Civil Rights leader's speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings.For more information, call 262-595-2218.