Addison Bross has been a member of Bethlehem’s Confederate diaspora since 1967. Like the Gadfly, he is a professor of English, Emeritus, of Lehigh University where he also administered and taught in a program in Peace Studies.
Not so long back I served on LEPOCO’s Steering Committee.
At our monthly meetings and at LEPOCO’s monthly Popcorn & Politics film showings and sponsored lectures, in that tiny (25-capacity) room that has so long served as office, peace-promotion library, storage space for peace-&-justice buttons, bumper-stickers and banners — the thought has now and again struck me how sumptuous and well-appointed are the gathering-spaces for the many, many groups among us who promote and plan for war, inequality, and injustice.
And on the other hand, how meager and cramped a venue is likely to be available for any group amid this society who are intent on producing, by nonviolent methods, peace.