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Peace and Human Rights Lecture Series

Written by Brian Novack

Willimantic, CT -- A government official, a prominent author, an attorney and a state legislator will highlight the fall Peace and Human Rights Lecture Series at Eastern Connecticut State University. The series, presented by Charles Prewitt, professor emeritus of chemistry, begins on Nov. 11 in Room 212 of Webb Hall with a lecture by Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney. Courtney will discuss "World and Peace" at 4 p.m. The public is invited. Admission is free.

Also on Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m., Wally Lamb, author of the New York Times bestseller, "She's Come Undone," will lecture on "Prisons and Peace in the United States."

The series continues on Nov. 18 with a lecture on "Community and Peace" by Lisa Maruzo-Bolduc, Willimantic chief of police, at 4 p.m. Her lecture will be followed by a presentation from State Senator Donald Williams at 5:30 p.m., who will discuss "The Nation and Peace."

On Dec. 2, Andrew Schneider, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will give a speech at 4 p.m. on the "U.N. Human Rights Charter." At 5:30 p.m, State Representative Gary Holder-Winfield, will lecture on "State and Peace."

The Peace and Human Rights Lecture Series will conclude on Dec. 9 with a lecture by Sociology Professor James Russell, who will discuss "Latin America, the United States and Peace" at 4 p.m. Prewitt wraps up the series with a lecture titled, "A Better World," at 5:30 p.m. All of the lectures will be held in Room 212 of Webb Hall.

For more info on the Peace and Human Rights Lecture Series, call (860) 456-1281 or email


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