Organizing for Memory, Organizing for Peace
May 18, 2016
3:30pm - Peace Education in Michigan (Powers 134)
4:30pm- Flag Raising at Warriner Hall
Download the informational flyer here
Prior to World War I (1914-1918), “Peace Day” - May 18 - was celebrated throughout the U.S. as a means of educating citizens about the international processes that were developed to replace armed conflict with a more humane method of dispute settlement.
This May 18, we highlight the connections between this international story and the story of CMU and other universities in Michigan.
Join us learning about this story, and then raising an historic Peace Flag (designed in 1897) to honor the legacy and continue the work of former CMU President E.C. Warriner, who saw public schools and universities as tasked with a mission of promoting a more peaceful and just world through education and the telling of history in way that recognizes moments of cooperation, triumph and progress.
For more information on the Peace Flag, click here.