"If War is not the Answer, What is? A Peace Lobbyist on Capitol Hill""If War is not the Answer, What is? A Peace Lobbyist on Capitol Hill"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/157362KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2011-03-16T18:30:002011-03-16T20:30:00
March 16, 6:30PM–8:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
President's Social Justice Speaker: Joe Volk
Haverford College is pleased to announce the inauguration of its Friend in Residence program, which brings gifted and experienced Quakers to our campus for extended interactions with our community. We are honored to welcome Joe Volk as our first Friend in Residence from March 14th – 31st. During his residency, Joe will engage the Haverford community on multiple levels: academic, co-curricular and inter-personal. We anticipate that Joe’s presence will stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and “letting one’s life speak.”
On March 16th at 6:30pm, Joe will give a Presidential Social Justice Speaker series lecture entitled: "If War is not the Answer, What is? A Peace Lobbyist on Capitol Hill."
Joe Volk has devoted his life to advancing peace and social justice. He recently retired from his position as the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL), which is a nonpartisan, Quaker lobby in the public interest and the first registered national religious lobby in the country. Joe has lobbied Congress to support peaceful prevention of deadly conflict, environmental justice, nuclear disarmament, peace in Iraq, immigration and health care reform, and many other issues. Prior to joining FCNL in 1990, Joe worked 18 years for the American Friends Service Committee and served as its National Secretary for Peace Education from 1982 to 1990. We look forward to welcoming Joe to Haverford's campus, and the start of a new and important tradition.
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