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Melody Pannell to Speak on International Day of Peace Sept. 21

September 14, 2017

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Melody Pannell will speak on “Peace Through Civic Engagement: Dignity, Determination and Declaration” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College, as part of the International Day of Peace.

Pannell has served in the field of social work, higher education and Christian ministry for more than 25 years. She currently is an assistant professor of social work at Eastern Mennonite University. From 2003 – 2008, she served as director of multicultural services at EMU.

Pannell is the founder and executive director of The Destiny’s Daughters Empowerment Ministry and the assistant executive director of Men About Positive Purpose.

She earned a B.S. in social work and youth ministry from EMU, a M.S.W. from Fordham University and a M.Div. and a MACE from Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on Sept. 21. Established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, the General Assembly declared the International Day of Peace as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples.

The program, sponsored by Bridgewater College’s Kline Bowman Center for Creative Peacebuilding, the department of student life and the office of spiritual life, is free and open to the public.

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