PeaceDay 2014

Featuring South African poet-performer Diana Ferrus giving a spoken-word performance titled "A Hard Walk to Dignity: South Africa 20 Years After Apartheid" and a showing of the film, “12 Years A Slave”.
PeaceDay 2014

South African poet-performer Diana Ferrus gave a spoken-word performance, “A Hard Walk to Dignity: South Africa 20 Years After Apartheid,” at Thrust Theater, 2314 S. Floyd St., and then participated in a panel discussion there with historians Tyler Fleming, UofL, and Steve Davis, University of Kentucky, and African Student Union representative Amina Ahmed.

A showing of “12 Years A Slave,” the 2013 film adaptation of a slave’s narrative memoir, was offered at Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center.

Students also distributed tokens throughout the day as “random acts of kindness” in the student center and at the Thrust Theater event.

UofL’s Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation Program and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research offer the free, public events to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Additional sponsors were the College of Arts and Sciences’ International, Diversity and Engagement Programs office; and the departments of theater arts, history, Pan-African studies and women’s and gender studies.