Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak at UIC Monday
“Building Peace in our Communities and the World: Key Ingredient JUSTICE.” The University of Illinois at Chicago presents a conversation featuring civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, on the challenge of global and community-based violence.
Monday, Oct 1
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.
With several decades of experience in the fight for a more peaceful and just world, Jackson and Williams will address epidemic levels of violence in our urban communities, as well as the escalating violence and bullying taking place internationally.
The presentation, sponsored by UIC Social Justice Initiative and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, is the launch of Williams’ residency as the Jane Addams Fellow of the Social Justice Initiative at UIC.
“The social justice initiative exists to bring campus and community together to wrestle with vexing social problems. What more intractable problem than violence,” says Barbara Ransby, UIC director of gender and women’s studies and head of the initiative.
Admission is free. For information, call (312) 413-5353.