ART – CULTURE – ACTIVISM – PEACE

Friday 7 October 2016, 10.00am – 4.00pm

GUNS TO GOODS is hosting a one-day seminar and conversation about the role of the arts and cultural activism in promoting social cohesion and peace.

Collected stories from activists, artists and others about non-violent resolution in the face of conflict, confrontation and injustices within contemporary society. 

This event is free to attend, booking required.  

Eventbrite - Art Culture Activism Peace

The day will bring together speakers from diverse organisations, initiated by activists or artists, whose purpose has been peace and civil freedoms.

Agenda for the day:  

10.30
> Welcome: Paul Haywood (Guns to Goods)
> Short film by 9 Points TV; introduced by Lauren Stripling

10.50    
> Karen Lyons (Artist and Co-Director of Guns to Goods); ‘A Living Monument’                       

11.00
> Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL; ‘Peace Activism and Local Resolution’

11.20
> Peter Ramsay, (Cities of Hope project, Manchester)

11.50
> Julie Ward MEP (North West England), campaigner for Equal Rights and Social Justice

12.30
> Break and Networking opportunity.

13.15
> Prof Nick Mirzeoff (NYU, Steinhardt); ‘The Appearance of Freedom #BlackLivesMatter’

14.15     
> Break

14.30
> Ruth Daniel (Co-Director of In Place of War, Manchester University); ‘Occupy’
> Malose ‘Kadromatt’ Malahlela (Sound Artist and co-founder Keleketla! Library) 

15.10
> David Toothill (Southbank Mosaic Workshop)

15.35
> Raymond Bell, Lauren Stripling, Anthony Weekes (Independent Community Unit)                    

16.00
> Open Discussion & Networking

16.15
> Steve Roman; Manchester Peace Trail, Walking Tour.

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