Friday, October 31, 2014

Edison Brings Peace Week Events to Campus

Keynote speaker and 2014 Dayton Literary
Peace Prize recipient, Karima Bennoune.
Held in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP), Edison Community College’s English and Communications faculty will be hosting a week of peace-focused events beginning November 3. All Peace Week events will be held at Edison’s Piqua Campus and are free and open to the community. The week’s events include:

  • A special screening of the 2013 Blockbuster, Lone Survivor. The free screening will be followed by a discussion led by Edison professor, Steve Marlowe and feature a panel of recent war veterans–Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Robinson Theater.
  • Readings of student peace poems and an announcement of Edison peace writing contest winners–Monday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hub.
  • The Diversity Book Club will hold a brown–bag lunch discussion of select writing from this year’s DLPP Lifetime Achievement Winner, Louise Erdrich–Wednesday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. in the library.
  • Dramatic readings of recent winning and nominated DLPP literature–Thursday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • The 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Awards Ceremony–Sunday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Benjamin J. Shuster Center in Dayton. This is an invitation only event.
  • Keynote guest speaker and recipient of the 2014 DLPP, Karima Bennoune will speak about her winning book and research, which tells the mostly untold story of Muslims who are peaceful and as a result are persecuted by radical fundamentalists. In her book titled, “Your Fawta Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism” she chronicles inspiring stories of a global community of Muslim writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators. Bennoune is a professor of international law at the University of California—Davis School of Law. In addition to her award-winning book, she has published widely in many leading academic journals, as well as in The Guardian, The New York Times, Comment is Free, the website of Al Jazeera English, and The Nation. She will be on campus Monday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater.
  • During the week, peace-focused stations can be found throughout campus with a special selfie station located in the Hub.

Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, the DLPP is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. The Prize celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding.

For further information regarding Peace Week, contact William Loudermilk at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */