The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking empowers the university and the wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually-centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian charism, the center fosters an awakening to the holistic relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice.
Dr. Sarah Gendron will present her study examining how cultural objects and practices (among them, talk radio, music, dance, film, cartoons, and poster art) have been strategically employed by genocidal regimes in order to cultivate ethnic or religious hatred but also how the surviving population later made use of these same practices in order to bear witness to atrocity and transcend the resultant trauma.
Dr. Gendron, associate professor of Francophone languages and literature in the Department of Foreign Languages, received a Rynne Fellowship from the Center for Peacemaking for her work during summer 2013. For more information contact, email@example.com.