Georgian Court University, Lakewood, will host historian Dr. Marian Mollin, as the featured speaker for GCU’s Fall Academic and Student Affairs Lecture. Dr. Mollin, an associate professor at Virginia Tech University, will present “Faith & Activism in the Life of Maryknoll Sister Ita Ford" Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the North Dining Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Sister Ita Ford was one of four U.S. churchwomen murdered by the El Salvadoran military in December 1980. As a historian, Dr. Mollin has examined Sister Ita’s life and death by considering issues of solidarity, suffering, and grassroots organizing. Dr. Mollin, who is writing a biography about Sister Ita, has also researched issues that explore gender and political protest in the radical peace movement of the 1940s through the 1970s.
This annual lecture event is hosted by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. For more information, contact [email protected].