Peace Week Highlighted by Kathy Kelly’s Cost of War Lecture

Manhattan College will host a series of events surrounding the antiwar movement.

The annual Cost of War Lecture on Thursday, March 2 will cap Manhattan College’s Peace Week, a series of campus-wide interdisciplinary events centered around peace, justice and understanding.

Kathy KellyAt the Cost of War Lecture, Kathy Kelly, a leading peace activist and the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will speak about her work for peace with communities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 5A of the Kelly Commons.

Peace Week events will begin at the weekly Sunday night Mass on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Prayers for peace will be offered in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. All are welcome.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m., the College’s Agape Latte series returns to the first floor lounge of Jasper Hall. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., director of the Peace Studies program, will deliver a talk titled A Piece of Mind and Heart. Agape Latte is a caffeinated conversation between staff and students on the nature of faith and its relationship to personal journeys in life.

There will be two events on Wednesday, March 1. At noon, the College’s Valor Club will host a discussion on veterans’ perspectives on peace and war. Pizza will be served at the event, which takes place in room 100 of O’Malley Library.

Eileen MarkeyAt 4 p.m. that day, the Dante Faculty Seminar will be a conversation with Eileen Markey, author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura, an examination of the life of an American nun and Bronx native ruthlessly murdered in El Salvador in 1980. The event also takes place in room 100 of O'Malley Library.

For more information on Manhattan College’s Peace Week events, please contact Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., at or (718) 862-3865.

By Pete McHugh