Peace it Together

Last night I went to an inspiring discussion on how the arts can support societies in civil conflict.

I have to accept that I was there mainly to see Lila Downs, a Mexican artist that signs about indigenous identity and has a social justice focus in her songs.

I am super glad that I went.

The panel that presented consisted of women from different artistic areas presenting their work in using art as a medium for different actors to engage in beautiful conflict resolution.

I was absolutely impressed with one of the projects:  Peace it Together. This program uses film making as a way of bringing together and engaging Israeli, Palestinian and Canadian youth in discussions about how to create peace.

It is inspiring and beautiful.

Also, it made me realize that we are not only the future but also the present and we have to think creatively about how we can be engaged in our world and actively create spaces of peace rather than conflict.

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1 Response to Peace it Together

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words; we’re glad you enjoyed the presentation.

    We want to let you and your readers know that we will be looking for 10 local (Canadian or Permanent Resident) University students to participate in our 2011 program which is taking place in partnership with UBC. Our Canadian student recruitment will begin in early 2011. To stay informed on when the application forms will be ready, how to apply and more, you can subscribe to our email list here: http://bit.ly/bGKRQ8

    We are currently accepting applications for Israeli and Palestinian University Students. If you know somebody who may be eligible and interested in applying now, you can direct them here for the application form and more information about our program: http://bit.ly/bqaZWh

    Thanks again for the shout-out and spreading the word about our work!

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