Peace Author Discusses Oral History of Non-violent Resisters on Saturday in East Lansing

The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing will host a book talk and signing by author, scholar, and historian Rosalie Riegle, who will discuss her two latest oral histories, Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community (2012) and Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace (2013).  This free event will be held on May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, in East Lansing, Michigan.timeforpeace_small

Riegle, a retired professor of English and Women’s Studies at Saginaw Valley State University, interviewed 173 war resisters from World War Two to the Iraq War who risked arrests and prison terms for their actions.  She will be joined at the book talk by Peter Dougherty, founder of the Lansing-based Meta Peace Team.  Dougherty, an internationally-known peace activist, is profiled in Crossing the Line.

“We’re excited and honored to host both Rosalie Riegle and Peter Dougherty.  There is much to be learned from the many examples of peaceful nonviolence actions recorded by Rosalie,” said Tom Rico, co-chair of the Peace Education Center.

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