Resources from the Peace Justice Conference #5 in 2019
The programme included workshops, speeches, presentations, lectures, discussions, music, arts, networking, performances, sports and more.
“A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems; have the skills to resolve conflict constructively; know and live by international standards of human rights, gender and racial equality; appreciate cultural diversity; and respect the integrity of the Earth.
Such learning can not be achieved without intentional, sustained and systematic education for peace.”
The conference ran over three days:
Friday 10 May 2019
Saturday 11 May 2019
Sunday 12 May 2019
Please find below resources and descriptions of workshops, speakers and other elements from this conference.
“The Russian Peace Threat & Other Global Perspectives”
Journalist, editor, author & translator
His most recent book is “The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert”. Also books about Cuba plus “Yankee Sandinistas”, “Sounds of Venezuela”, and “Tamil Nation in Sri Lanka”.
Movements in the USA
– & why collective forces are needed for another world
Director for One World Center in Dowagiac, Michigan, USA.
I think knowledge and understanding about smaller and bigger issues in our lives and in the world are important preconditions for setting the direction for our actions leading to a better future for the planet and people.
“Humanity in Action in India”
Humana People to People in India
Ved Prakash Yadav
Director, Humana People to People India
Academic achievements: B.Sc. B.Ed. B.A B.Ed. Ved holds dual Masters Degrees, one in Social works from IASE University and another in Master of education from IGNOU.
“Humana People to People”
– seen from a perspective of building peace
Director European Partnerships at Humana People to People
After introducing the forum to the scope and type of activities which are carried out by the member organisations of Humana People to people, the presentation will analyse in which ways HPP programmes and projects address underlying causes of conflict and develop the capacity to address conflict. Both two approaches are recognized as part of peacebuilding.
“Youth in Action”
Besides his studies, he engages in diverse social activities, such as creating the platform “Wir lernen Deutsch” (We learn German) on Facebook with over 13.000 subscribers and organizing intercultural projects with MasterPeace Wiesbaden.
1. Fighting what you don’t want (pushing yourself away where you don’t want to be) or
2. Moving towards a destination.
What is your choice? What is an Open Future and how can we be part of creating it?
An interactive discussion will be organized by Gert-Jan De Hoon from Voyage Beyond and Nadežda and Justas who are teachers at DNS
“Humanity in Action”
Introduction to the day (Saturday)
Teacher at DRH Lindersvold · Take 10 Volunteer programme
“You will survive”
– a European epos
Aske Jonatan Kreilgaard
Ecopedagogy for a planetary citizenship
How can we, as citizens of the planet, participate in the creation of a world that we want, instead of simply observing how those who are profiting from extraction and exploitation create our world for us?
Human Library of West Bank
A workshop designed to cultivate increasing knowledge and skills in critical knowledge. Every station includes specific topics including daily life, water issues, health and sanitation, political media issues.
Human rights activists worry that Cameroon could soon be on the brink of civil war. The underlying causes of the crisis can be found in Cameroon’s colonial past: Francophone vs. Anglophone.
Another World is Possible
“The world we have and the world we want” is the headline for this workshop which is led by Trine Wendelboe, the director of One World Center in Michigan. An analysis of the situation and making strategies for crating change.
Solidarity Politics vs. White Saviourism
Exploring one’s biases and learning one’s way out of something like the White Savior Complex takes time. Embracing Solidarity Politics needs work. If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not listening.
I have a dream to live safe
Dreams, struggles, fights, hopes by people suffering from the military occupation by Israel. One day they wish to be free. Storytelling about the situation of the Palestinian refugees in Aida camp, Bethlehem, West Bank.
Peace through Nature
The workshop is about using nature as an inspiration to describe and feel peace. We will enjoy nature around the campus and find natural objects that we can use to make a picture of what peace means to us.
Making music together
Paolo will lead the participants who will play on frame drums and other percussion instruments, which will be provided at the workshop. Together we will create music and have fun!
Social Eurythmie – Moving for Peace
Through movement, we seek harmony between body, soul & spirit. Between “I” and the world. In this workshop, we will experiment with social Eurythmie concepts such as giving and receiving.
Introduction to Community Music
Paolo Rossetti of “Musicians Without Borders” will introduce the basic principles of the community music methodology: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality.
DialoGO! is a game developed for youth and adults alike. It is for all those who want to develop their skills and inspire others to join the dialogue. Challenge yourself and sharpen your communication skills.
Direct Action and Civil Disobedience
Ron Ridenour is a journalist-author-editor-activist for peace, equality and justice. Since the early 1960’s he has spent his life protesting injustices in the world – and continues to do so.
Humanity in Action
The Take 10 Volunteer programme is an opportunity for people from privileged societies to practice solidarity politics and join forces with project leaders and developing communities.
Mandala’s are sacred pieces of artwork which are used to evoke healing, spiritual development and meditation. In this workshop, we will learn more about them and best of all: make our own. A time to reflect.
What’s going on in Venezuela?
What is the Bolivarian revolution? Chavismo? How is the Venezuelan nation challenged by the imperialism of the USA? How can we get accurate information? What is this really about?
Peace & Climate: #FridaysForFuture
The climate crisis is one of the most important causes of war and conflict. So, is #FridaysForFuture and other planet protection initiatives the most important movement to join?
Farming for Freedom
In Palestinian refugee camps, rooftop gardening has become an important tool for resisting the Israeli occupation. Producing your own food is an act of defiance – a step closer to freedom.
Dialogue above Judgement
The workshop focuses on the fine art of listening, which is a much-underrated skill to have. Together, we will explore our ability to listen through interesting exercises and experiments.
The workshop will examine concrete examples unravel many of the most common techniques and methods used by the media to manufacture narratives that fit into a certain agenda.
An International Banner of Peace
The International Banner of Peace was created as a symbol of the Roerich agreement in 1935, that in short, symbolises the union that we all share as human beings. In this workshop, we will create it together.
Let’s explore this realm of humans by a few games and a discussion around these issues that will help us understand the human condition through self-reflection. Are we actually aware of what the human condition entails?
Songs for Peace
Learn to play and sing 10 songs for peace and for a better future for all the planet We will perform them in the evening with the audience singing along. No prior experience needed.
Talk the Walk
Kristine & Bledion of MasterPeace Wiesbaden organises intercultural activities with migrants and local people. The main goal is to bring people together through dialogue.
Social Media Me
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.
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?