50th Anniversary Speaker Series: John Bonifaz


  • Start: May 30, 2017 7:00 pm
  • End: May 30, 2017 10:00 pm

West 13th Street, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Location of Talk: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Community Hall

John Bonifaz

John Bonifaz is an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights. He is the President and co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national campaign that works to renew our democracy and our United States Constitution for we the people, not big money and corporate interests.  He is also the founder of the National Voting Rights Institute and a former candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. In 1999, he received a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “genius award.” He is a graduate of Brown University in 1987 and Harvard Law School cum laude.

50th Anniversary Speaker Series

Pacem in Terris will be using its 50th anniversary to not only look to past accomplishments, but as a platform for looking to the future. We are calling this yearlong series 100 Years of Peace and Justice. Part of this yearlong celebration will be a series of speakers— one per month from January through May, pause for the summer months, and then resume in September through November.  The talks will be near the end of the month, starting off in January, and will be in Wilmington, Delaware.

Focus

The speakers in the 100 Years of Peace and Justice series will address the major peace and justice related issues of the last 50 years (what society has accomplished), and look forward to what needs to be accomplished in the next 50— and how they think we might be able to do this.