Loyola University Maryland

Peace and Justice

Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

The Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series, made possible with a generous gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, hosts speakers and events that contribute to raising awareness about peace and justice issues.

Race Relations in the Age of Trump - William Julius Wilson

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm in McGuire Hall

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Wilson, a renowned sociologist and the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will address the structural roots of urban poverty and current race relations. Wilson is the author of three award-winning books, The Declining Significance of Race (1978, 1980, 2012), The Truly Disadvantaged (1987, 2012), and When Work Disappears (1996). His other titles include Power, Racism and Privilege (1973), The Bridge over the Racial Divide (1999), There Goes the Neighborhood (2006, co-author), Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods (2006, co-author), and, most recently, More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (2009). This event is co-sponsored by Messina, the Center for Community Service and Justice, as well as Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship. Additional support provided by the President’s Office. Photo credit: Martha Stewart.

Parking: Free parking will be available at Fitness and Aquatic Center and shuttles to Loyola will be provided. The Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC) is located one half mile north of Loyola's campus at 4900 N. Charles St. From I-695, proceed to exit 25 (Charles Street) and go south on Charles Street approximately four miles. The FAC will be on your right after approximately one half mile south of Northern Parkway. Upon reaching the lot, park your car on the lower tiers. Look for a white bus with green lettering and green flashing lights. Please allow an additional 15 minutes for shuttle service to campus.

Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis - A. E. Stallings

Tuesday February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in 4th Floor Program Room

As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings will address Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work. She has published four books of original verse: Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2006), which won the Poet's Prize and the America Academy of Arts and Letters' Benjamin H. Danks Award; Olives (2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and her most recent work Like (2018),published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her verse translations of Lucretius's The Nature of Things (2007) and Hesiod's Works and Days (2018) are published by Penguin Classics. She is a member of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities, Messina, and the departments of Classics, English, and Writing.

Fighting for Peace and Justice: The Armenian Genocide Case Study - Anthony Barsamian

Thursday April 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm. in 4th Floor Program Room

head and shoulders portrait of BarsamianAnthony Barsamian, a lawyer, and a co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America, will address the Armenian genocide and the struggle for recognition and justice. He travels regularly to Armenia and serves on the Advisory Board of the Armenia Tree Project, a reforestation and rural development project, which has planted and monitored over 5.5 million trees in Armenia. Barsamian is currently President of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the oldest Christian ecumenical organization in the US, founded in 1903, and the first Orthodox Christian and Armenian-American in this position. He also serves on the Political Science Advisory Board for the Social and Behavioral Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.