A good deal is written these days about the global economic downturn since 2008 in the developed world. There is no question that the recent economic slide has been traumatic and continues to be difficult for many.
However, we need to be reminded that for others on our planet poverty has always been a way of life, and prospects for a way out are limited. The World Bank calculates that half of the world lives on less than $2.50/day and that the poorest 40 percent represents only five percent of global income. What's more, UNICEF reports that more than 21,000 children die each day due to poverty.
Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
To watch the videos from the past Peace and Justice lectures, please visit our video archive page.
The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice seeks to bridge social and political barriers to bring together people of all ages and philosophies to work toward the common goals of peace and justice. The College of St. Scholastica is proud to offer this important resource as a service to our region. The public is invited to participate in Center activities and to utilize the resource center. Suggestions for future events are welcome.
The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice is funded in part by the Manitou Fund, the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Reader Weekly.
These lectures also have received special support from the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and from Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William P. Van Evera, former trustee of the College.
The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of The College of St. Scholastica or the co-sponsors of the series.
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