Every fall the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence hosts a peace activist at Avila University for a period of up to 10 weeks. During their stay, the Buchanan Initiative coordinates a program of activities offering a time of recharging, engagement, inspiration, networking, and interaction with our campus and greater regional communities.
The goal of the Activist-in-Residence program is to deepen the university’s commitment to peace by building relationships with experienced global activists as well as exchanging stories and experiences that enhance our understanding of peacebuilding and nonviolence around the world.
The 2017 Activist-in-Residence: Sr. Jeannette Londadjim, CSJ
Sr. Jeannette served as Avila University’s Activist in Residence from August 28 to November 5, 2017. Read about Sr. Jeannette’s journey in her own words from her presentation to our First-Year Seminar students: My experience as a refugee and forced migration