Join us Sept. 19 for Peace Day 2013
Every year since 1981, people around the world have commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace—something far less reported than the violence and mayhem that dominate the news. UofL will mark our third PeaceDay on Sept. 19 with a series of events designed to give everyone on campus an opportunity to draw strength from one another as a community.
Here’s the day’s schedule. Details are available at louisville.edu/peace/news-and-events, and there will be refreshments at every event:
- 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
Thanks for your support of peace in our time and on our campus. We look forward to your joining us on Sept. 19 and encouraging our students to do the same!
Sponsors: Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation program; Student Activity Board; Leadership and Service; Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs; Pan African Studies Department
PeaceDay: In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.”