Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00pm
Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium and Gallery
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646
The documentary “A.J. Muste: Radical for Peace/Finding True North” by Dr. David Schock will be shown on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in room 1000 of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center. The address “What Would A.J. Muste Do Today?” will be presented on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall by Mary Neznek, a 1970 Hope graduate who is an award-winning disabilities advocate and lobbyist working on nonviolent conflict resolution positions in Middle East conflict zones.
The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.
Muste (1885-1967), who was one of the most well-known and influential peace activists in the United States, worked for many years as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith pacifist organization. He spoke out against the nation’s involvement in every war from World War I through the Vietnam War. In his quest for peace he generated controversy for being arrested for participating in protests in the U.S. and meeting with leaders like Ho Chi Minh, yet he also demonstrated in Moscow’s Red Square against nuclear testing.