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“Join us to discuss fascinating, complex story,” Wednesday, Sept. 20

09/18/2017 11:28 am

President Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D., wrote a guest editorial for the Rockford Register Star’s Sunday, September 17, edition regarding the University’s upcoming Forum Series event, held in conjunction with the Peace Coalition of the Rock River Valley in recognition of the International Day of Peace. 

In the piece Dr. Fulcomer shares, “The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981. According to the UN, “Peace day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.  Each September, we are given an opportunity to look within ourselves and to think about ways in which we can personally and corporately work toward making our world a more peaceful place. Locally, the Peace Coalition of the Rock River Valley, a grassroots organization made up of community members who work to spread the message of peace, organizes a number of Connect2Peace events to engage our community in this important topic.”

This year’s event features author, filmmaker and screenwriter Jennifer Jordan, who will screen her new documentary, 3000 Cups of Tea: The Mission and the Madness. (watch trailer). The film addresses allegations made against philanthropist Greg Mortenson. Author of bestselling book “Three Cups of Tea,” Mortenson rose to prominence on his mission to build schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but has left a legacy tarnished by accusations of misappropriating charitable funds. Mortenson was a guest for Rockford Peace Day and the Rockford Public Library in 2008. Following the screening, Dr. Fulcomer will moderate a Q&A-style interview with Jordan.

Event details:

Jennifer Jordan – Screening and discussion, 3000 Cups of Tea: The Mission and the Madness
Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center
Rockford University Campus – 5050 East State Street
The event is free to attend, however tickets are required.
Contact boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your seat or call 815-226-4100.