"Be The Change" - United Nations International Day of Peace Event

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Northumbria University

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Newcastle upon Tyne

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Since its inception in 1981, Peace Day has marked personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people worldwide and many events are organised each year to commemorate and celebrate this important day. Please join us at Northumbria University's City Campus, to support the International Day of Peace and "Be the Change".

Your free ticket gives you entry to all events on the day - please come to as many as you can!

Events taking place on Saturday 21st September, at Northumbria University, include:

A special screening of the award-winning film Sanctuary, which highlights the rights of people with intellectual disability. It is directed by Northumbria academic and screenwriter Len Collins, known for working on TV shows such as The Bill, EastEnders, London’s Burning and Holby City. Len will be holding a question and answer session following the film.

Time: 11am - 1pm. Venue: City Campus East, Law Building, Lecture Theatre, 001

Professor Matt Baillie Smith, an expert on volunteering, activism and civil society and Director of Northumbria’s Centre for International Development, will deliver with colleagues, a talk and discussion on international volunteering and activism

Time: 11am - 12 Noon. Venue: City Campus, The Great Hall, Sutherland Building

Human Geographer Inga Freimane will ask: “Where is War Located?”, in a thought-provoking talk exploring activists' experiences of war in Ukraine, how conflict spills over into everyday life, and how the lines between peace and war are blurred.

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Venue: City Campus, The Great Hall, Sutherland Building

Associate Professor Jane Arnfield will give a performance of The Tin Ring, the story of Holocaust survivor Zdenka Fantlová - a Czech-Jewish woman who fell in love at the age of 18 but whose life was changed forever when her country was invaded by the Nazis. While in the ghetto of Terezín, her soulmate, Arno, gave her a ring made from tin as a token of his love.

Time: 2pm - 4pm. Venue: City Campus, The Great Hall, Sutherland Building

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Please email: rn.impact@northumbria.ac.uk

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