‘Marine’s Path to Peace’ @ U of L Chao Auditorium

Wednesday, April 27

U of L Chao Auditorium
2301 S. Third St. • 852-0453
Free; 12:30 p.m.

Counterintuitive though it may sound, military service and community organizing aren’t mutually exclusive. Former Marine Capt. Rye Barcott discovered this firsthand while living in the slums of Kenya, where he founded a non-governmental organization dedicated to eradicating poverty, before becoming a Marine. He served in Iraq, Bosnia and the Horn of Africa. Barcott wrote of his incredible, seemingly contradictory experiences in a 2011 TED Book Club-selected memoir, “It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace,” about which he will lecture next Wednesday at the University of Louisville’s Chao Auditorium. He’ll also be reading from the book that same night at Carmichael’s (2720 Frankfort Ave.) at 7 p.m. —Jonathan Meador

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