Eileen Markey to Speak at the University of Mount Union’s 4th Annual Peace Studies Forum

February 01, 2017

ALLIANCE, OH— Independent journalist Eileen Markey will present her lecture, ““Sister Maura: Building Justice from the Personal to the Political”, at the 2017 Peace Studies Forum at the University of Mount Union on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Dewald Chapel.

On December 2, 1980, Sister Maura Clarke and three other women were stopped by El Salvador’s brutal US-trained National Guard at a checkpoint set specifically for them. They were kidnapped and murdered, and their discarded bodies were left by the side of a remote dirt road.  Investigative journalist Eileen Markey breathes life back into one of these women in A Radical Faith, the riveting biography of Sister Maura Clarke. 

Eileen Markey is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice and America, among others. She has worked as a producer for WNYC New York Public Radio and lives in the Bronx with her husband and two sons.

This event, which is Sponsored by the Peacebuilding & Social Justice Program and the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments and a book signing will follow the 7 p.m. lecture. Contact Dr. Nicole Johnson at  johnsoNL@mountunion.edu for more information. 

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