The Peace and Justice Lecture Series Returns to CSS

Matt Maybon

For this year’s Peace and Justice Lecture series the theme will be “Listening to Voices of America”. The five speakers presenting will be talking about how minorities actually live in America. Dr. Tom Morgan, the coordinator of this series, explained the the progression of themes throughout the years.

“The one last year was about violence, the one before that was if religion is a force for good or evil, and the one before that was if America is really an indispensable nation. Those were answering questions of problems that are out there. This is not doing that… it gives an opportunity to tell us what we think we should know,” said Dr. Morgan.

The first presenter is a man named Sasha Abramsky. His novel, “American Way of Poverty,” exposes the harsh reality of how the poor truly live
in America.

Dr. Morgan said “This particular year we are focusing pretty much on the United States. So he’s talking about poverty in America … it has different causes and different solutions.”

Abramsky’s will present in Mitchell Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., free of charge. There will be an opportunity at the end of his lecture for students to come up and ask him questions.