Angelo State University will be hosting three events as part of the seventh annual Season of Peace organized by the Peace Ambassadors of West Texas, a group founded by Bishop Michael Pfeifer, now retired from the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo. All the events are free and open to the public.

The ASU Multicultural Center will present “How Religious Rhetoric Exploits or Empowers People” by Dr. April Kinkead, a lecturer for Texas A&M University, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The talk will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center.

ASU’s Department of English and Modern Languages and Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host “Peace, Poetry and Prose at ASU” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Organized by the Write Now campus student group, the program will begin at 6 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall. It will include performances by a quartet from the ASU Symphony Orchestra, as well as readings of original and representative poetry and prose.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Multicultural Center will host the premier of a PBS documentary narrated by Ashley Judd, “Love is a Verb,” that relates the history of the Hizmet movement to promote peace initiated in Turkey by Muslim preacher and scholar Fethullah Gülen. The film will be presented by Dr. Helen Rose Ebaugh, a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Houston, at 6:30 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.

More information on the Multicultural Center events is available at 325-942-2729. More information on the arts event is available by contacting Sierra Sinor, president of Write Now, at