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Tag: DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice
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David Kraft, director of the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, will speak Monday, April 22, at NIU as a part of Earth Day celebrations. Kraft will talk on “Chernobyl, Fukushima, Iran and Now North Korea: A Planet is a Terrible Thing to (Rad-)Waste – Proliferation and A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy.” He will touch on...
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The morality of using armed and unarmed drones in warfare will be the topic of a Monday, March 18, panel discussion at the NIU College of Law. The panel will feature NIU law professor Morse Tan; Joy First of the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones; and published poet Ric Amesquita. Also on the panel...
NIU students packed 3,000 pounds of food that would provide 2,307 meals to families around northern Illinois last year.
Hunger and homelessness is recognized nationally each November during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, where organizations across the country plan and host activities related to raising awareness about these issues in their communities. NIU focused this year on service projects and educational activities, ranging from packing food for the hungry, both at the local and...
For nearly 50 years, Jonathan Kozol has dedicated his life to addressing the increasingly complex and urgent issues that face public education, including the challenge of providing equal opportunities to every child, regardless of racial origin or economic status. Among the most respected and eloquent writers and speakers on public education, he has had numerous...
Kathy Kelly
Kathy Kelly, a Chicago-based peace activist, will visit NIU this month to address recent experiences in Afghanistan. She also will talk about her travels to Pakistan and Gaza. She will speak at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center. Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence,...
Amitabh Pal
Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive. His talk on "Non-Violence and Islam" will elaborate on the recent people's movements resulting in regime change in Egypt and Tunisia and how those nonviolent protests fit into the historical context of this Islamic tradition.