CLASA and SJP host peace and nonviolent alternative discussion, Feb. 6

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive and Students for Justice in Palestine present the talk, “Walls and Wars or a Nonviolent Alternative: The Work of Meta Peace Team in Palestine and at the U.S.-Mexico border,” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in Room 317 of the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building on the McNichols Campus.

Guest speakers include Meta Peace Team members Detroit Mercy alumna Kim Redigan ’01, and Elliott Adams. Meta/Michigan Peace Team has engaged in active nonviolence for more than 25 years. This event is free and open to the public.

Speaker Bios:

Kim Redigan is a Meta Peace Team nonviolence trainer and peace educator, serving on domestic and international peace teams in the West Bank, Egypt and Mexico. She is the vice chair of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. Redigan teaches theology at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and is on the State Council of Pax Christi Michigan. She received a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Detroit Mercy and an MA in Social Justice from Marygrove College.

Elliott Adams started pursuing peace by volunteering for, and serving in, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. Here, Adams learned that war “does not create peace, does not solve conflicts and does not create national security.” He transitioned from a soldier to a nonviolent warrior. Adams testified before the U.S. Congress Judiciary Committee and in Canada engaged in civil disobedience for human justice.