In partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Institut Français in Paris, and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Newberry presents a public program on Jane Addams, pacifism, and contemporary reflections on anti-war activism, with readings of World War I soldiers’ poetry by DePaul University students.
Philosopher and Jane Addams scholar Marilyn Fischer will discuss Addams and her ethics of peace during World War I. Pat Hunt of CodePink Chicago, a grassroots, women-initiated anti-war organization, will describe what her group has accomplished over the last decade to end war and promote peace. DePaul University undergraduates will read translations of World War I German and French soldiers’ poetry about war, and also poetry by British soldiers. There will be a discussion with the audience following the program.
Marilyn Fischer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy, American pragmatism, and the philosophy of Jane Addams. Pat Hunt is an organizer for CodePink Chicago and an anti-war activist.
Listen to the program.