Third Annual Peace Studies Forum to be April 4

March 30, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host the Third Annual Peace Studies Forum on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in Tolerton and Hood Hall (T and H) Room 100 on Mount Union’s Campus.

The event will feature Dr. David Ragland, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Juniata College. Ragland’s presentation will be titled, “Violence in America: Truth Telling in the Age of Ferguson.” He will speak about “The Truth-Telling Project”, of which he is co-founder, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ragland grew up a few miles from Ferguson in St. Louis, Missouri, which gives him a unique perspective on the current issues within that area. His work focuses on critical race theory, decolonization, peace education and restorative justice. He is also on the board of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the National Council for the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. The Department of Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies and the Black Student Union of Mount Union will host the event. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Johnson at

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