Peace Worker to Speak in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
DuBois – Arthur Romano, an international peace worker, is scheduled to speak at Penn State DuBois to honor the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. In observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day, Romano will bring King's teachings to life and explain the lasting relevance they have today. His program highlights King's understanding of the basic principles of nonviolence and his ideas about social change. He is slated to speak at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, in Hiller Auditorium.
Romano is a certified nonviolence trainer and accomplished international educator who has worked globally to challenge violence and promote peace. He focuses on social issues and helps non-profit agencies and schools design, plan and implement educational programs that address pressing issues.
Romano has spoken several times at the United Nations and has helped promote the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence and the International Day of Peace. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Rotary World Peace Fellowship for the study of conflict resolution and he has conducted research on university level peace studies programs in India, Japan, the US and the UK.
This program is part of the Penn State DuBois Performing Arts and Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Student Life Office at 375-4764.