The Peace, Conflict, and Sustainable Development SIG had a fantastic evening last month sharing and learning about different instances of non-violent resistance around the world! Thanks go to our stellar members for compiling and presenting topics that were thought provoking and varied. It was interesting how global the issues are and it was inspiring to hear about the work being done by so many to change the status quo. We all look forward to more collaborative evenings such as the one we shared!
Our next event is Wednesday, June 29th, at 6pm, where we will be watching the movie ‘Beasts of No Nation’ followed by a skype Q&A session with our guest Ms. Ruta Solomon.
The topic of the movie is a sensitive one, it is a drama based around a child soldier – Agu – fighting in a civil war in a nameless country in Africa, but we hope it will inspire us to think about the local and global implications of what can often be ignored by those thousands of miles away. We will be speaking to Ms. Solomon, who is a mental health outreach promoter, amongst several other roles, currently working in initial reception camps and refugee centres in Haiti. In a role such as hers, we hope to learn more about the consequences of warfare on children, the far-reaching and immediate implications it may have, and the work she is doing in Haiti.
We hope you can join us for another thought provoking and inspiring evening, learning more about others and their lives. All are welcome!