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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Big Questions 2021 in Washington DC

Are we a culture of violence or a culture of peace?

The political side of violence—war, law enforcement, mass incarceration, the criminalization of immigrants, social determinants that produce gross health inequities, the extraction of resources from the Earth—is complex and difficult to understand.  Subtly and intricately woven into our everyday lives is a culture of violence that affects how we think, speak, understand ourselves, and relate to others. Identifying and undoing violence is the key to creating peace.   How does a culture of violence shape our thoughts and actions? What have we learned from other countries and international systems as they rebuild from war to peace?

Join Dr. Karín Aguilar-San Juan, professor, and chair of American Studies and Michele Garnett McKenzie '91 Deputy Director, The Advocates for Human Rights  in conversation with President Suzanne Rivera.

This event will be hosted in-person and also live-streamed via zoom webinar

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5210

6:30 - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception 
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation 
8:00 - 8:30 PM Dessert Reception 

COVID-19 Precautions: 
All events hosted at 1777 F Street NW require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees. We will verify this by checking proof of full vaccination at the door prior to entering. Proof of negative tests is not accepted. Please wear face coverings whenever indoors unless eating food or drinking a beverage. Stay home if they have had a known exposure within 14 days of the event or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Big Questions are events with Macalester President Rivera, faculty, staff, and alumni that celebrate the liberal arts with thought-provoking conversations about global issues, plus opportunities to connect with your fellow alumni, parents, and friends. See all Big Questions events

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Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Admission: Free

Sponsors: Advancement, Alumni Engagement, President, Special Events

Listed under: Alumni Events, Front Page Events


1777 F Street Venue
1777 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-5210