2016 - The Art of Peace
2016 Humanities Symposium-Art of Peace


The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

The Art of Peace

Feb. 22–26, 2016
Monday, Feb. 22
12:20–1:15 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch: Truth, Justice, and the American Wayward: Possibilities for Truth-telling and Racial Reconciliation in the U.S.
Matthew Bersagel Braley
Reinhart Center Boardroom
3:35–5 p.m. Women’s Studies Documentary: Women and Peace
Apryl Denny and Laura Nettles, FSPA
Reinhart Center room 127
6 p.m. History Book Club: Alfred F. Young’s The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Andrew Hamilton
Brophy Center room 204
Wednesday, Feb. 24
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Free Lunch sponsored by Religious Studies and Philosophy Department
Fine Arts Center Lobby
12:15–1:30 p.m. Behind the Wall
Victoria Biggs
The presentation will be preceded and followed by original music by students under the leadership of Mary Ellen Haupert.
2–3 p.m. Breakout sessions in response to Victoria Biggs’ presentationLed by:
  • Jason Howard, Philosophy (FAC 204)
  • Jesús Jambrina, World Languages (FAC 219)
  • Keith Knutson, History (FAC 221)
  • Laura Nettles, FSPA, Religious Studies (FAC Lobby)
  • Bill Reese, Religious Studies (FAC Hospitality Suite)
  • Rolf Samuels, English (FAC Lobby)
7 p.m. Keynote: It Takes Respect
Reverend Aeneas Williams, Ferguson, Mo.
Pastor Williams, an NFL Hall of Fame member, was instrumental in promoting peace between police and rioters at the death of Michael Brown.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 25
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Poster presentations
from students in Apryl Denny’s Women’s Studies class and Laura Nettles, FSPA’s Peace and Social Justice class
School of Nursing Building Lobby
6 p.m. Rhetoric vs. Witness: Tolkien’s Response to the Language of Conflict
English Department’s Minds@Work
Vickie Holtz Wodzak, English
Brophy Center room 122
Friday, Feb. 26
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Humanities Scholarship Competition
9 a.m.–2 p.m. Art as a Political Response to Social Justice Issues in Latin America
World Languages and Cultures
Spanish majors will present the lives and works of various Latin American artists. The exhibitions will include musicians, poets, painters, and street artists representing social justice issues with their work.
School of Nursing Building First Floor Foyer
Ongoing Events
  • What does peace look like? Art exhibit featuring drawings by Asmaa Shwieky’s elementary-aged students from the Shuafat Refugee Camp outside of Jerusalem in response to the question, “What does peace look like?”
  • Flash Poetry Readings
  • Art Exhibit by May Grabli, Arab/Israeli Community Center

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Bill Reese at 608-796-3708 or email wjreese@viterbo.edu.