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Loyola speaker series to explore state of youth activism and issues in Ukraine

DeNora Getachew Marci Shore
Bunting Peace and Justice speakers Marci Shore, Ph.D. (left), and DeNora Getachew, J.D. (right)

Loyola University Maryland's annual Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series will explore the state of youth activism and the problem of evil in Ukraine. The speaker series, made possible by a gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, is co-sponsored by Loyola’s Messina student development program and Global Studies program.

Both events are free and open to the public.

“The State of Youth Activism: A Fireside Chat” 
DeNora Getachew, J.D. 
March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall

Getachew brings over two decades of experience as an attorney, advocate and nonprofit executive leader with strong competencies in coalition-building, legal analysis, fundraising and policy advocacy. She is the CEO of DoSomething, a global nonprofit organization with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change both online and offline through campaigns. Under Getachew's leadership, the 30-year-old organization focuses on fueling young people to change the world. 

The fireside chat is co-sponsored with the Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) and marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of CCSJ. 

"The War in Ukraine and the Problem of Evil" 
Marci Shore, Ph.D. 
April 3 at 6 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room (Andrew White Student Center) 

Shore is an associate professor of history at Yale University, where she teaches modern European intellectual history. Her research focuses on the intellectual history of 20th and 21st century Central and Eastern Europe. She is the translator of Michał Głowiński’s The Black Seasons and the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, and The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

To learn more about the speaker series and register for a lecture, visit the Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series website.