Resources from the Peace Justice Conference #4 in 2018:
“Meeting the Other”
The conference took place at the Tvind campus 11 – 13 May 2018.
The Key Note speakers were:
There were a number of workshops, cultural events and discussions about how to act to create peace.
Please find below resources and descriptions of workshops, speakers and other elements from this conference.
Aspects about growing up as Muslim Pakistani – Danes in Denmark
How the West manufactures and then maintains conflicts – perpetual conflicts.
“Western racialist politics and the dehumanising of minorities in Europe”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 20.000 teenagers travelled alone to find refuge in Europe last year. But what do they find when they arrive in an EU country like Greece? The workshop explores a way forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resisting further armament and developing an alternative, comprehensive Nordic security policy, specifically co-operating about making the Baltic Sea a Sea of Peace.
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.
Contact Improvisation Dance involves the exploration from one’s body to the next by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch and kinetical awareness.
A ferociously gripping play that tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers.
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.
“Keep an open mind, but no so open that your brains fall out”. We examine concrete examples and unravel some of the techniques and methods used by the media.
Which path of contributing fits you, fills you with passion and ultimately helps others? Through reflection on your story and drivers, your way forward shall emerge.
DNS 2017 have travelled to Western Africa overland. Meeting the Amazigh, the Fula, the Mandinka and the Haratin. Meet them in their yellow bus and hear the stories.
Decolonising Education: Combatting imperialism with the perspectives and contributions of minorities’ knowledge. Re-appropriating culture & indigeneity, defining privilege & power.
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: Connecting the dots between Climate Change, environment, migrations and conflicts. Who ‘deserves’ a refugee status? The reality of migrants in the Global South.
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?
Keywords: social difference, social status, racism, xenophobia, prejudice, foreigner, migration… Let’s explore “the Other” and find some answers in this interactive workshop.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
“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.