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.
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:
> Welcome: Paul Haywood (Guns to Goods)
> Short film by 9 Points TV; introduced by Lauren Stripling
> Karen Lyons (Artist and Co-Director of Guns to Goods); ‘A Living Monument’
> Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL; ‘Peace Activism and Local Resolution’
> Peter Ramsay, (Cities of Hope project, Manchester)
> Julie Ward MEP (North West England), campaigner for Equal Rights and Social Justice
> Break and Networking opportunity.
> Prof Nick Mirzeoff (NYU, Steinhardt); ‘The Appearance of Freedom #BlackLivesMatter’
> Ruth Daniel (Co-Director of In Place of War, Manchester University); ‘Occupy’
> Malose ‘Kadromatt’ Malahlela (Sound Artist and co-founder Keleketla! Library)
> David Toothill (Southbank Mosaic Workshop)
> Raymond Bell, Lauren Stripling, Anthony Weekes (Independent Community Unit)
> Open Discussion & Networking
> Steve Roman; Manchester Peace Trail, Walking Tour.