Manhattan College to Host Five Events During Peace and Justice Week

The week’s programming will explore people who are doing good in the world. 

Chapel roof at sunsetManhattan College will host five events during its annual Peace and Justice Week, beginning on Sunday, February 2. 

The theme of this year’s Peace and Justice Week is “Doing Good in the World,” with a focus on different kinds of people from all walks of life that devote their time to making a positive difference globally.  

Peace and Justice Week is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies department in collaboration with the Center for Ethics, Campus Ministry and Social Action, the Women and Gender Studies (WAGS) department, the Religious Studies department and the Multicultural Center.  

All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 2, 11 a.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Campus Mass with Prayers for Peace 

Join us for weekly Sunday Mass that will be focused specifically on prayers for peace celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, located on the 2nd floor of Smith Auditorium.  

Monday, February 3, 3 p.m., Leo Hall 215 Scala Room 
Peace Engineering? Savanna Michener, Drexel University

Savanna Michener, the first ever graduate from the Peace Engineering program at Drexel University will present on what Peace Engineering is and her own experiences as a peace engineer travelling to different parts of the world.  

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30 p.m., Hayden 100 
WAGS Lecture: Reflections of a Young Palestinian Artist: Malak Mattar

Malak Mattar will discuss her development as an artist in the Gaza Strip, and her view of art as a sanctuary and a bridge. Mattar is currently attending Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey. She first started painting at the age of 13, producing over 200 paintings in her first two years. Malak showed her paintings to the world via social media and her artwork quickly became popular garnering interest from galleries beyond Palestine. Her first international exhibition was in Bristol, U.K., in 2017. Since then, Malak’s artwork has been featured in exhibitions in Jerusalem, France, Spain, Costa Rica, India, and in the Art Under Siege exhibit held in the Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.  

This event is co-sponsored by Student Engagement, Campus Ministry and Social Action, the Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center, and the departments of History, Sociology, and Art History & Digital Media Art.  

Wednesday, February 5, Noon, Multicultural Center: Kelly 3.03
The Future is Africa with Mamady Ballo 

Mamady Ballo is the CEO and Founder of Help Kids in Côte d’Ivoire, a non-profit organization that she founded at 15 years. A full-time student at Manhattan College, she is studying for her BS in Early Childhood Education and Teaching. 

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., Jasper Lounge
Agape Latte with Patrick Abulencia 

Join us for the first Agape Latte of the semester with Dr. Patrick Abulencia, sponsored by Campus Ministry and Social Action. Abulencia is an associate professor in Chemical Engineering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. 

–by Paula Espitia '20

By MC Staff