Ann Schonberger to be honored at Harvest Supper

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: Ilze Petersons; 207-942-9343; http//

Ann Schonberger will be honored at the Peace & Justice Center’s 24th annual Harvest Supper on Sunday, October 6th from 6-8 p.m at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street. The evening will celebrate the fruits of all of our labors for peace, justice and sustainability with a delicious vegetarian potluck supper and songs from Voices for Peace. The supper is a benefit for the Center which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Ann Schonberger has nurtured the growth and effectiveness of one of the oldest battered women’s projects in the country by serving on the steering committee since l978. She taught at the University of Maine since l976 and served as the director of the Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program from 1991 until her recent retirement. In addition to being a strong advocate for the victims of domestic violence and a powerful voice for women at the University, Ann has also been a strong supporter of a host of progressive issues. The Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine is just one of several regional organizations who have benefitted from Ann’s support over the years. Among those other organizations are PICA, Food AND Medicine as well as progressive candidates for local, regional, statewide and national office.

Shannon Brenner and Eric Collins will share this year’s Youth Hands of Peace Award. Both are active members of the Maine Peace Action Committee at the University of Maine and have gathered signatures on petitions, helped to organize vigils, rallies, film and discussion series, written op-eds and produced a newsletter, art-a-thons, theater productions and camp-outs in order to raise awareness of the interconnection of issues of feminism, militarism, environmental degradation and student debt. Eric is also a member of Voices for Peace, whose songs will nourish our spirits as part of this special evening. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our common past and renewed hope for the future.

The suggested donation for the supper is $10 for individuals and

$15 for families. Bring a vegetarian dish to share for the potluck. For more information call 942-9343.