Well-known social justice advocate Rev. Michael Pfleger will address the question “Is Nonviolence Still a Value?” at a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 9 in McGuire Hall. His presentation will consider related questions such as what the practice of nonviolence demands of individuals and groups, as well as what a nonviolent approach to social ills might mean and accomplish in and beyond Chicago.
Faculty and students engaged in sociological or philosophical studies, and members of the SXU community concerned about racism or gangs or urban violence or civil rights may be particularly interested in this presentation because of Fr. Pfleger’s long history of action on such issues.
His lecture will draw on his experiences over more than 30 years of service in the African American community, including his long tenure as pastor of St. Sabina parish, to assess the relevance and power (or not) of nonviolence as a continuing strategy for justice in U.S. society and beyond.
Fr. Pfleger’s appearance at SXU is part of the University’s Squeaky Weal lecture series sponsored by the Center for Religion and Public Discourse. The lecture is free and open to the public; no registration is required.