Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
1980 Nobel Peace Laureate
“Breaking the Cycle of Violence”
Friday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.
St. John Francis Regis Chapel
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel was born in Buenos Aires in 1931 to a Spanish immigrant father who made a living as a fisherman and a mother who would die when he was just 3 years old. Despite growing up in poverty, Pérez Esquivel went on to school and to become a well-known artist as well as a professor of architecture and teacher in secondary schools.
In 1974, Pérez Esquivel left teaching altogether and devoted himself to building nonviolent movements for change in Latin America. It was a time of great political unrest in Argentina — a situation that only worsened in 1976 when a military dictatorship overthrew the government and took aim on democratic rights and silencing anyone regarded as a political or ideological threat. This included Pérez Esquivel. Among other efforts, he initiated an international campaign to persuade the United Nations to establish a Human Rights Commission. He was jailed on multiple occasions and tortured for his outspokenness against the dictators’ atrocities. In 1980, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the defense of human rights.
Pérez Esquivel continues his work as an activist today with the non-governmental organization he founded in 1974, Servicio Paz y Justicia, which coordinates nonviolent movements in Latin America.
Dr. Temple Grandin
"Different Kinds of Minds"
Monday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
St. John Regis Chapel
Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted autistic individual and subject of the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, Temple Grandin, will address the Regis community during her talk, “Different Kinds of Minds,” on Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John Francis Regis Chapel. The talk is free and open to the public.
Grandin was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world, and is a noted author, activist, speaker, and expert in autism as well as livestock handling. Her cattle management designs have been incorporated into more than half of the cattle handling facilities in the United States. She teaches Animal Science and Colorado State University.
Grandin’s talk is sponsored by the Regis University Institute on the Common Good, in partnership with Student Disability Services, the Regis University Sustainability Committee, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.