Resources from the Peace Conference #2 in 2016:
“Stop Wars – Not Refugees”
The conference took place at the Tvind campus on 29 April – May 1 2016.
The Key Note speaker was Jan Øberg.
There were a number of workshops, cultural events and discussions about how to act to create peace.
On the Sunday, Mayday, the entire conference moved to Aarhus to parttake in a Peace Demonstration.
Please find below resources and descriptions of workshops, speakers and other elements from this conference.
Peace, War & Conflict
A lecture by peace researcher Jan Øberg in three parts: Part 1: About the American empire and its decline.
Part 2: About Syria. Part 3: The alternatives.
Zionism & Colonialism
A lecture summating the history of Zionism, Palestine and Israel as one of colonisation. Jonathan Ofir is an Israeli musician, conductor and blogger / writer based in Denmark.
The Faces of Trauma
The presentation will focus on the human dimension to Man’s Inhumanity to Man. We will see images of the pain of war, occupation, imprisonment, and their effects on human identity.
Life on the West Bank
Dheisheh camp was established in 1949, after the expulsion and flight of more than 750,000 Palestinians following the creation of the state of Israel.
Since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009, a silent war continues in which thousands of Tamils, mostly Hindus and Christians, are internally displaced and subject to military occupation.
Eritrea – A revolution betrayed
Eritrea is one of the biggest refugee producing countries in the world, with 5000 refugees escaping every month. There is scarce media coverage of this tiny country in the Horn of Africa.
Pax Americana, post-Obama
The Pax Americana presentation will focus on the foreign policy of the United States, and will try to draw up some possible scenarios for the post-Obama era.
Western Sahara: Africa’s last colony
The Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara began more than 40 years ago. Before the Spanish colonial powers had withdrawn from Western Sahara, Moroccan forces took over.
Indenpendent volunteering in Chios
As an independent volunteer with twenty blankets, you know if you don’t distribute them there will be at least 20 people freezing to death and that’s on your conscience.
Teachers for Peace
I workshoppen “Teachers for Peace” skal vi lave programmer for fredsundervisning i skolen. Det er for alle: børn, unge og gamle, i samarbejde med Det Danske Fredsakademi.
Contemporary dance: “Inland”
Lena Strohmaier, choreographer and leader of the Berlin based Lis:sanga Dance Company will create a dance performance called “Inland” for all levels of dancers.
Connecting the Dots
Following climate refugees through deserts much drier than they used to be, through seas wider and deeper than they used to be, and over fences higher than they used to be…
Art: Generating ideas
Jolita is a creator who thinks she has a mission to inspire others through her installation art. In this workshop she will talk about creativity and how it can be found in each person.
Gaza Toy Drive
The Gaza Toy Drive was launched to provide the children of the Gaza Strip Palestine with educational toys and other items such as baby clothes, prams, cots, nappies, and bottles.
Hear My Story
Hear my story: Syrian and Eritrean refugees talk about their experiences. Why they had to flee, and about their journey to Denmark. Monique Dobbert is the host of the workshop.
Introducing Jan Øberg
Peace researcher Jan Øberg has been a key note speaker at the Peace Conferences in 2015, 2016 and 2017. His vast experience and sharp insights have been highly valued by the audience.