MAYDAY! Conference

Divestment & Reinvestment: Making Money Count on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This year’s Conference titled “Divestment & Reinvestment: Making Money Count,” will have a morning session from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. featuring Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore and Dr. Ove Jakobsen.  The afternoon will be a teach-in style presentation from 1- 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall. 

The 2016 MAYDAY! Peace Conference will consider whether or not divestment is an effective tool for building peace. Through a diversity of speakers with a wide range of perspectives, we will examine past divestment initiatives and current strategies, investigate the impact of power structures, and explore the complexity and commitments surrounding the ongoing debates. This conference will probe the morality and mechanics of divestment in order to inspire effective action for building peace.

The class schedule will be modified to allow for all students and faculty to attend the morning session.  Classes that normally meet at or after 10:30 a.m. will start (and end) one hour later.  Thus, classes that begin at 10:30 a.m. will start at 11:30 a.m. and so on. 

The event will also be livestreamed.

All events are open to the public without charge.

For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at Gustavus (call 507-933-7520 or e-mail

Schedule of Events

Time Event
10 a.m.

Welcoming Ceremony – Christ Chapel

Morning Keynote Addresses

Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore and Dr. Ove Jakobsen

11:30 a.m. 

Lunch Break 

1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Teach-in and Panel Discussion – Alumni Hall, Johnson Student Union

3:30 p.m.

Closing - Alumni Hall

Resource Room—featuring books, displays, and organizations related to divestment, O.J. Johnson Student Union, Lower Level

All events are open to the public without charge.