Monday, October 1, 2012

Award-winning Chicago Public Media radio host Jerome McDonnell to speak at SXU

Jerome McDonnell, host of Chicago Public Media's "Worldview" radio program, will speak about global activism at Saint Xavier University's 13th Annual Honors Program Guest Lecture on Thurs., Oct. 25.
McDonnell's lecture, titled "Developing Global Activism: Stories from the Front Lines," is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. This event is free and open to the public.
McDonnell will describe how the philosophy and strategy of activist groups develop over time. He will supply stirring examples and stories from the global activism series on “Worldview."
McDonnell has hosted "Worldview," a daily international-affairs radio show, for the past 18 years. From Nicaraguan sweatshop workers to Nobel Peace Prize recipients, he provides a forum for voices that go beyond the headlines. He received a Peter Lisagor Award for outstanding contributions to journalism and was awarded "Best Public Affairs Program in a Series” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
This event is co-sponsored by SXU's Honors Program and its Center for Religion and Public Discourse. For more information, please contact Judith Hiltner at (773) 298-3230 or
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