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Study of the American Experience

The Be-In: Voices & Performances of Peace


Date: 6:30pm EST December 6

A Starr Center interactive evening celebrating our collection of peace stories

“Peace is not passive” -in fact, it demands to be heard. Peace calls from the streets, infiltrates our classrooms, and emulates from the very heart of the Chestertown community

Over the course of the Fall 2018 semester, students from FYS 101-34 have created an archive of peace by collecting oral histories with campus groups, local organizations, and global movements. The activists interviewed work at the intersections of nonviolence, social justice, and civic engagement.

To further share these important stories, we will be offering an evening to celebrate creative expressions of peace. This event will run like an open mic night, welcoming contributors from across campus and the surrounding community. Visual art, multimedia, spoken word, performance, song, and dance around themes of peace are all encouraged. 

If you are interested in participating in the Be-In, please email Prof. Erica Fugger at story_quest@washcoll.edu by December 1 for more information. All are welcome to attend! Participation is welcome from across campus and the surrounding community. If you have a story to tell or a performance to contribute around themes of nonviolence, please contact Erica. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 

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