PeaceDay 2016

Four events over two days to commemorate PeaceDay 2016. September 21 and 22, 2016.
PeaceDay 2016

Join Us to Commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace

Wednesday, September 21:
1:00 Roundtable of student responses to videos demonstrating “positive peace,” the concept referring to
the presence of peace and justice rather than the mere absence of violence, Chao Auditorium.
Co-sponsored by Honors Student Council.

4:00 “Taking Action,” social justice forum for students and others, Room 205, Bingham Humanities

6:00 “Tomas Young’s War,” Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, with reception afterward. Louisville
author Mark Wilkerson talks about his book, which examines the efforts of a U.S. veteran to adjust
to his Iraq War injuries and advocate for peace. Young, who died in 2014, inspired the documentary
“Body of War” and the song “No More” by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Thursday, September 22:
5:00 Presentation of The Syrian Monologues, Thrust Theater, 2314 S. Floyd St. This free staged reading
features nine true stories from Syrians seeking safety in a Jordan refugee camp. The Syrian
Monologues will be presented around the world this year, culminating in a performance at the United
Nations office in Geneva, to foster understanding about refugees and solidarity with them.
Co-sponsored by Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Theatre Arts Department.

For more information, contact or 502-852-8448.

Download the flyer for PeaceDay 2016.