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Mason Jennings is featured musician March 8 at Peace Prize Forum

Mason JenningsWHO and WHAT: Mason Jennings will explore the intersections of creative expression and peace in a special presentation as the featured musician of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday, March 8

WHERE: Foss Center, Augsburg College, 625 22nd Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

TICKETS: $25. Available at

BACKGROUND: Mason Jennings is the third artist to explore issues related to peace and the arts for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Previous artists Dessa, Omar Offendum, and Brother Ali were met with critical acclaim for pushing the boundaries on the discussion about the role in the world of musicians as peacemakers.

Jennings blends the insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with the passion of a rock and roller.

ABOUT THE FORUM: The Nobel Peace Prize Forum ( is a premier international event designed to inspire peacemaking. Now in its 26th year, the NPPF celebrates the work of Peace Prize Laureates and deeply explores questions of peace and conflict. This year, the NPPF addresses issues in faith and peace, law and business, health and science, and global issues. The program is housed and coordinated by Augsburg College in partnership with the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the School of Public Health, and the five Norwegian Lutheran colleges of Augsburg, Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD), Concordia College (Moorhead), Luther College (Decorah, IA) and St. Olaf College (Northfield). The Forum’s corporate sponsors include Thomson Reuters.

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