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Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks Friday at WMU

April 6, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Great Lakes PeaceJam, representing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, is sponsoring a visit to Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University by 1976 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mairead Corrigan Maguire, for the group's annual youth conference Friday and Saturday, April 8-9.

In a free, public lecture, Maguire will speak on "Building a New Culture of Nonviolence for the Human Family" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus.

Maguire will also participate in a PeaceJam-sponsored march, "Many Paths, One People: A March for Humanity," beginning Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in downtown Kalamazoo.

No tickets are required for either free event.

PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Laureates, who work personally with youth.

For more information, please contact Jennifer L. Weaver, director of Great Lakes PeaceJam at the Greater Kalamazoo United Way, jweaver@KalamazooUnitedWay.org or (269) 343-2524, ext.245.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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