Peace Day 2016

When Sep 21, 2016 04:00 PM to
Sep 22, 2016 07:00 PM
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Contact Phone 502-852-8448
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UofL students, faculty and staff will mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Sept. 21st, with several Peace Day 2016 events around this year's theme “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium - Roundtable Discussion on “Positive Peace”
    We'll explore why peace is never merely an absence of violence, but rather a proactive process of creating positivity. Co-sponsored by the Honors Student Council.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st 4:00-5:15pm, Humanities 205 - Student Forum on Taking Action
    Current UofL students will talk about how they are using their interest and ideas about peace, justice, and conflict transformation to take action. This forum provides an opportunity for all students to learn about ways put their own ideas about social justice into action.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-7:00pm, Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium - Mark Wilkerson on Tomas Young’s War
    Louisville author Wilkerson evokes the heart-warming and heartbreaking story of a soldier paralyzed in Iraq who battled his injuries while speaking out about the war. Wilkerson’s book and friendship make clear why Tomas Young inspired talk-show host Phil Donahue to make an award-winning documentary, Body of War, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to write and perform “No More.” Reception and light refreshments follow.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 5:00pm, Thrust Theatre - The Syrian Monologues
    We’ve all seen images of Syrian refugees on boats and beaches. And we have heard the disruption civil war brought to their lives used to nourish campaign rhetoric. But who are these men and women? Hear the actual stories of real Syrians, represented by actors, as they seek safety in refugee camps of Jordan. Our audience will include refugees from other Louisville communities who have their own stories to tell. Admission is free. Co-sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and the Theatre Arts Department.

UofL’s Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation program sponsors Peace Day with support from campus partners. For more information, contact Russell Vandenbroucke at 502-852-8448 or or check

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