“Civil Discourse & Civil Rights” is the theme of Peacemaking Week events at Walla Walla University beginning Monday, Jan. 18. Events will include the following:
Monday, Jan. 18
Ricardo Graham, president of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will present “A King’s Dream” at 11 a.m. at the WWU University Church. More about Graham and the event can be found at wallawalla.edu.
A “MLK Day Downtown March” will begin at 4 p.m. at the Reid Campus Center Ballroom on the Whitman College campus. Participants will march through downtown Walla Walla to the Land Title Plaza where the WWU University Singers will perform. The group will then march back to the Reid Campus Center.
Tuesday, Jan. 19
The Amnesty International Club will host “Peace Drinks” in front of the WWU Administration Building from 9 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
The Social Work Club will host “The Future is Listening” from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the WWU Administration Building.
Thursday, Jan. 21
Watch for a special feature about peacemaking in the WWU student newspaper, the Collegian.
An evening colloquium titled “Making Peace with Uncivil Campaigns” will be presented by Monty Buell, associate professor of history, and David Bullock, professor of communications, at 7 p.m. in the WWU Chan Shun Pavilion, room 154.
Friday, Jan. 22
The Amnesty International Club and Berean Fellowship will hold a candlelight vigil at the Jesus sculpture across from the University Church to honor lives lost in the pursuit of peace. A peace march will follow the vigil through campus to the WWU Student Association Center where there will be a debate about civil discourse at IMPACT. The vigil will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. following vespers.
Saturday, Jan. 23
A Sabbath Seminar titled “Making Peace with Uncivil Friends” will be held in Canaday Technology Center, room 105 at 10:30 a.m. The panel will discuss civil engagement on heated issues. Panel participants will be Brooklynn Larson, senior history and prelaw major; Alden Thompson, professor of biblical studies; and Loren Dickinson, professor emeritus of communications. Emily Tillotson, assistant professor of social work, will moderate.
Posted Jan. 15, 2016