Peace Justice Conference

Welcome to the 4th
Peace Justice Conference!


When “We” and “the Other” become “Us”…. community flourishes and our humanity is realised…

PROGRAMME

 

The programme includes workshops, speeches, presentations, lectures, discussions, music, arts, networking, performances, sports and more. You will be able to choose according to your interest.

The conference’s language is English but we will try to offer a programme accessible for participants with different language skills.

The conference runs over three days, and each day has a headline:

 

11 May:  Peace Justice

12 May: Meeting the Other

13 May: Year for Peace

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE

It’s easy! Please register here.

 

WORKSHOPS

Please find examples of workshops below.

Collaborative Art

The workshop is an introduction to non-verbal communication coupled with a creative process. It is about “meeting the other” in silence, and to explore ways of communicating with a stranger through art.

Building bridges, not walls

Meeting the Other means looking deeply in their eyes. When we understand and empathise with them we are able to break down the walls that separate us and create a space to build bridges.

Fortress Europe

A personal account of volunteering in refugee camps and squats, getting to know the people who fled and understanding their struggles in Europe, and more specifically in Athens.

Nakba

If we want to transform society, we must learn to tell – and listen to – a new set of stories about the world we want to create. So open your eyes and listen carefully to the story of NAKBA.

Meeting the Other on SoMe

At this workshop, we will discuss sexuality and sexual practices on digital media from a feminist perspective. Keywords: Feminism, digital sexuality, online activism, digital sexual assault.

Never ending journey

How is it to be a refugee? Which challenges or difficulties do you meet? It starts when you lose and ends when you survive. Ghassam Rahmi shares his insights as a volunteer and a refugee.

A Good Boy

Getting to know the sexual abuse in Philippines. A powerful animation about the crime of pedophilia. Deeply touching theatre play of a victim and a discussion about the taboo.

Art Exhibitions

Jens Galschiøt and Aske Kreilgaard share their political art at the Peace Justice Conference. “Refugees” and “Les Enfants de Nobel” are examples of political art exhibited.

Stuck in a Screen

By using forum theatre, we bring topics and discussions about massive social media problems: “dog-face” filters, judging a book by its cover, “liking” people, “swiping” each other.

Mountain Language

Harold Pinter’s legendary play delivers a short sharp shock, displaying the brutalities of a society, which forbids a minority of its population to speak their own language.

Open your eyes!

In this alternative, interactive workshop we will learn about our personal boxes, gain an understanding of our prejudices and together identify what we can do about it.

Policy of Peace

Resisting further armament and developing an alternative, comprehensive Nordic security policy, specifically co-operating about making the Baltic Sea a Sea of Peace.

Validation

The daunting task of making the world a better place requires more than achieving “a product”. It is important to recognise the process and the people involved as well.

Bully Boy

A ferociously gripping play that tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers.

Annihilation of Caste

In this workshop, we will not only increase our understanding of the role of caste in Indian society, but we will also be challenged on some of our – dearest – stereotypes.

De-colonising Education

Decolonising Education: Combatting imperialism with the perspectives and contributions of minorities’ knowledge. Re-appropriating culture & indigeneity, defining privilege & power.

The Mask

To empathise with each other’s values and self-actualisation is important for independent volunteers and activists in general. Letting go of your mask is essential.

Climate Justice & Refugees

Climate Justice: Connecting the dots between Climate Change, environment, migrations and conflicts. Who ‘deserves’ a refugee status? The reality of migrants in the Global South.

Meeting “The Poor”

Who are “the – and when are ‘the Poor’ really Poor? Prepare to be provoked by this workshop. Your empathy will be tested. Whose is the welfare the migrants are after?

We are all immigrants

Keywords: social difference, social status, racism, xenophobia, prejudice, foreigner, migration… Let’s explore “the Other” and find some answers in this interactive workshop.

Music for Peace

At the workshop, we are going to learn some peace songs Martin has prepared. We will perform them in the evening with audience singing along. No previous experience needed.

Non-Violent Communication

The workshop will examine Non-Violent Communication through role plays and discussion, covering the meaning this form of communication and the scenarios in which this can be used.

Sea of Peace

The cornerstones of an alternative security policy and the demand of a demilitarisation of the islands in the Baltic Sea. The mission of declaring the Baltic Sea as a “Sea of Peace”.

No Peace Without Justice

We create peace, when we fight prejudice and stereotypes. We create peace, when we make bridges between each other. We create peace, when we liberate and emancipate ourselves.

Us & Them

“The Other” doesn’t exist on its own, it always occurs in relation to “us”. “The Other” helps to explain identity: why people feel the belonging to this certain group, ethnicity, gender, nation.

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