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  • Peace in Action Here & At Home: Translating Passion and Thought into Appropriate Action

    01/16/2012 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Couzens Residence Hall Multipurpose Room (room 1510)

    “The logical consequence of study and thought is action. Otherwise, this whole business of education is a sham,” stated Western Michigan University President James Miller when introducing Martin Luther King, Jr. for a 1963 address on social justice. With this in mind, how can and do we translate cognition and awareness into action and practice? MLK recognized that peace is not passive, but active, noting: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” So how can we demonstrate peace in action locally and globally and what are our challenges? How do cultural norms here and at home affect our action? This two-hour session will explore these questions through interactive engagement and dialogue, and will provide concrete tools to build capacity to translate thought into action here and at home.

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