News and Events
Peace Day 2013 -- September 19
UofL commemorates United Nations' International Day of Peace in and around the Red Barn!
- 11:30 a.m. ‒ 1 p.m. “Cards in the Community Service Fair,” West Plaza, outside the Red Barn. This giant celebration of service brings more than 60 community organizations to campus to speak with students directly about their peacebuilding efforts and opportunities for community service. The Office of Leadership and Service organizes it. Free Lunch for those attending.
- 1 p.m. Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Floyd Theatre. This documentary reveals the inspiring story of a community of Liberian women demonstrating for peace—and helping to achieve it—after years of civil war. Their leader, Leymah Gbowee, subsequently won the Nobel Peace Prize. View the film’s trailer http://youtu.be/bi3nvH_Po5E
- 2:30 Four Little Girls, Floyd Theatre. Spike Lee documents the domestic terrorism against a Baptist Church in “Bomingham,” Alabama that occurred only three weeks after the March on Washington 50 years ago. The Department of Pan-African Studies leads a post-film panel to explore some of the enduring issues relating to justice, Civil Rights and Trayvon Martin.
- 7 p.m. ‒ 10 p.m. Concert, Red Barn. Adam Dahmer, Zachary Todd, The American Dream, and special performance by the Bamboozle breakdancing crew
- All Day: Free Hugs and “Soaring Towards a Better Tomorrow in Northern Ireland,” art by youth today as peacemakers