Peace Festival at ASU

Article Published: Feb. 17, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Peace Festival at ASU

'Gandhi' will be screened Feb. 20 as part of the ASU Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies' Peace Festival.

This semester, Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will present a Peace Festival, including a lecture, four films, and a fundraising concert throughout the semester.

Fager has been director of Quaker House, a front-line peace project in Fayetteville near Fort Bragg, since 2002. His work for peace and justice began in 1965, when he was a junior member of Dr. Martin Luther King's staff; he was arrested with King in Selma, Ala., in February 1965. He has also published many books and articles, on a wide range of topics, including history, religion, and two mystery novels. He was the organizer of a recent conference at Guilford College on the "Military Industrial Complex at Fifty," marking the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address that coined the term. Fager's lecture is free and open to the public.

The following films will be shown Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Greenbriar Cinema of the Plemmons Student Union on the dates indicated below. Each film will be introduced briefly by one of the center's directors, who will be available to answer questions. All films are free and open to the public.

Feb. 20 - "Gandhi"
Feb. 27 - "World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements"
March 20 - "Beyond Rangoon"
March 27 - "The Day After Peace"

The Peace Festival concludes with a benefit Peace Concert, featuring the artists Si Kahn and The Kruger Brothers. This concert will take place in the Plemmons Student Union's Blue Ridge Ballroom on March 31 at 7 p.m. General Admission will be $18, and student tickets will be $8.

ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies offers educational programs to students, teachers and community members. For more information, call (828) 262-2311, send an email to ( , or visit

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