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Nobel Peace Prize Nominee to Speak at Waubonsee Oct. 2

To mark the United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Waubonsee Community College will host three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly at its Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive. Kelly will present “The Further Invention of Nonviolence: Where You Stand Determines What You See” at 11 a.m. in the Academic and Professional Center on the north side of campus. 

An international peace activist, Kelly is the co-coordinator of the Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence. As part of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, she has visited Afghanistan 10 times, and, along with her fellow Voices activists, has lived in various other war-torn countries, including Lebanon, Bosnia, Nicaragua and Iraq. 

Kelly was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000, 2001, and 2003, and has been awarded a variety of other honors, including the Newberry Library Free Speech Award and the Houston Peace and Justice Center National Peacemaker Award. She is the author of “Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison.”