MAYDAY! Conference

How We Imagine Peace

"Imagining Peace” is the topic of Gustavus Adolphus College’s 30th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference to be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010 on the college campus.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, assistant professor of justice and peace studies at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, and a nationally recognized writer, public speaker, and activist committed to nonviolent social change, opens the daylong conference at 10:00 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The afternoon schedule includes an audience-participatory World PeaceGame simulation workshop and the final round of the MAYDAY! Oratory Contest featuring senior high school speech students.Conference organizers are also planning a resource center and other social-action activities.

The conference, an annual event designed to educate the campus community and beyond about issues related to peace, human rights, and social justice, is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at Gustavus (call 507/933-7520 or e-mail marketing@gustavus.edu).