Event Schedule

2017-18 Events

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence has planned a number of exciting events for the 2017-18 academic year.

All events are free (with the exception of the conference) and open to the public.

Let us know if you're interested in volunteering to help with any of these events: kchartie@ashland.edu.

2017-18 Events


Interfaith Dialogue with Jamal Rahman, October 4

In these times of anger, fear and separation Jamal will talk about the six stages of Interfaith dialogue to help us move beyond polarization, share practices to open the heart, and use humor to convey inconvenient truths about ourselves.

Workshop: Inviting the Stranger
Wednesday, October 4th at 2:30pm in Eagle's Landing (Hawkins-Conard Student Center)

Public Lecture: Dialogue, Practices and Laughter in Challenging Times
Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30pm in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium

Event is hosted by the Ashland University Symposium Against Indifference and co-sponsored by ACN.  All events are free and open to the public.


Making Modern Memory: Peace and War in an age of Remembering, October 23

Nigel Young will discuss his new book, "Making Modern Memory: Peace and War in an age of Remembering," a challenging post-national interpretation of 20th century cultural history up to the present.  In his presentation Young will elaborate on the emergence of a Modern Memory, discussing in both a historical and sociological context. Nigel Young asks what is Modern Memory - how has it been constructed? And by whom? This groundbreaking presentation shows how a new way of remembering has been made in the face of modern war and genocide and now faces the crisis posed by  populist nationalism and global tensions.

Event will take place in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business at Ashland University at 7pm on October 23rd.  All are welcome; no registration necessary.


War in the Bible, November 15

The Dean of the Ashland Theological Seminary, Dr. Mignon Jacobs, will moderate a panel discussion on War in the Bible.  She will be joined by presenters Dr. Craig Hovey (AU religion professor and ACN executive director) and Dr. Daniel Hawk (Ashland Theological Seminary professor).

Event will take place in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business at Ashland University at 7pm on November 15th.  All are welcome; no registration necessary.


Martin Luther King Day 2018

Dr. Pamela Brooks is Chair and Jane and Eric Nord Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin.  Her areas of expertise include: African American history; African American women's history; South African history; South African women's history; Black Freedom Movement history; Black Feminist theories; Black incarceration.  She is author of the book Boycotts, Buses, and Passes: Black Women's Resistance in the U. S. South and South Africa (UMass Press). She is currently working on a collaborative book project with her father Owen Brooks, a Mississippi Freedom Movement veteran

1/15 Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration with speaker Pamela Brooks.  Event will be held in the Chapel at 7 p.m.


Public Lecture and Workshop with Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, January 30-31 (Rescheduled)

 Glisson    Tucker

Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s quote, “My enemy is someone whose story I haven’t heard” as a touchstone, Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the co-founders of Sustainable Equity, will share stories of dialogue, understanding and trust within divided America. From a historic conviction in a cold civil rights case, passage and implementation of a statewide law requiring civil rights and human rights history curriculum in all Mississippi schools, to work with the City of New Orleans on Confederate monuments, and work with corporations such as Facebook, Glisson and Tucker have a diverse and substantial list of success stories of leading individuals and communities to examine their own attitudes and biases combined with the building of trust and respectful relationships.

Conversation about Historical Context in Confederate Monuments: Who Are We?
Tuesday, January 30th at 2:30pm in Eagle's Landing (Hawkins-Conard Student Center)
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Public Lecture: No More Enemies
Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30pm in the Trustees Room of Upper Convo
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Welcome Table Workshop
Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30pm in the Trustees Room of Upper Convo
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These events are part of the Ashland University Symposium Against Indifference and co-sponsored by the Department of Religion and ACN.  All are free and open to the public.

nonviolence in theory and practice

4th Annual John D. Stratton Conference - Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

February 24th 2018 in the Dauch College of Business at Ashland University

See the full list of conference presentations here.

Online registration is open through March 19.


Will Varnum from BRAVO Ohio, March 14

Will Varnum, the victim services coordinator for BRAVO (Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization) will lead a workshop and a public lecture on violence towards the LGBT community.

Workshop
Wednesday, March 14th  at 2:30pm in Eagle's Landing (Hawkins-Conard Student Center)

Public Lecture: Trends of Violence within the LGBTQ Community 2014-2016
Wednesday, March 14th at 7pm in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics

Events are hosted by ACN and all are free and open to the public.


Ethics of Eating, March 20

Keith Allison, the Field Educator for the Ethical Choices Program will give a presentation on the Ethics of Eating.  This presentation will provide the information and motivation to make a real difference in the world by motivating others to work towards sustainable living, healthier bodies and a more compassionate society through understanding the realities of food choices and the many benefits of a plant-based diet.

Presentation will take place in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business at Ashland University at 7pm on March 20th.  Event is free and open to the public.