The Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture

The Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture Series is designed to promote awareness of peace and social issues by bringing recognized personalities to speak to the local community. The lecture is named for a founding member of the Peace and Justice Center who died in 1997.

Past Sabol Lectures:

2018 Lecture:
“The Trouble with My Name.” Dr. Javier Ávila. professor of English at Northampton Community College, and Pennsylvania’s 2015 Professor of the Year awardee by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

 King’s College Burke Auditorium. April 7, 2018.

2017 Lecture:
“Re-establishing Law over War.” Dr. Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, at the University of Notre Dame.

King’s College. September 21, 2017.

2016 Lectures:
“Another World Is Possible.” Shane Claiborne, founder and board member of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia.
Misericordia University, September 30, 2016.

“Old Poison in New Bottles: How Racism Thrives in Integrated Schools and Why This Is a Problem of Justice,” Dr. Derrick Darby, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.
King’s College, April 5, 2016.

2014 Lecture: 
“Bread, Roses, and Rest: Securing Meaningful Retirement for All.” Teresa Ghilarducci, Ph.D., the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair of Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research
King’s College, September 3, 2014.

2013 Lecture:
“Visiting the Prisoner: Theological-Ethical Reflections on a Forgotten Place,” Kathryn Getek Soltis, Director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education at Villanova University.
King’s College, September 26, 2013.

2009 Lecture:
“Courage and Commitment: How Women Are Changing the World,” Pamela Varkony, a nationally recognized writer and commentator.
King’s College, 
October 19, 2009.

2007 Lecture (10th Annual Lecture):
David Kaczynski, executive director of New Yorkers against the Death Penalty delivered the Peace and Justice Center’s 10th annual Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture,
King’s College, October, 2007.

2006 Lecture:
Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.