Saint Louis University

“Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline”

2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox ATLAS Week

DATES: April 8th - 12th, 2013
The 2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 8th. The theme for the 2013 Atlas Program is "Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline". One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century. Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, April 8th in St. Francis Xavier College Church.


John Prendergast will deliver the Keynote Address, "Conflict Resources and Conflict Prevention: The Case of Congo, The World's Deadliest War" at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt. Prendergast will serve as a Visiting Peace Practitioner for two days at SLU (April 10th and 11th) and participate in several other organized events.

In addition, please join John Prendergast for a book signing from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., before the Signature Symposium in the Busch Student Center, Room 170. Prendergast's books will be available for purchase during this time.

On Friday, April 12th, the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival will be held. Both food and non-food booths will be available for departments and student groups who want to participate. The deadline to reserve a booth is February 28, 2012.

If you are interested in reserving a booth at the Billiken World Festival, the forms for food booths and informational booths are available on this website. See the menu to the left.


If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at or 314-977-3243.

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