Finding Your Place in Peace and Justice: More than a Film Series
Finding Your Place in Social Justice: a unique film and activism series that will boldly explore relevant social issues.Photo: AFSC
Who are you? What do you believe in? How can you make a difference? The series of events will bring great minds to explore and discover answers to questions not only about themselves but also about their communities. This is a unique film and activism series that will boldly explore relevant social issues. The themes will be: peace, human rights and needs, social justice & identity, and meaningful engagement in activism. The series will kick off on September 22, in celebration of The International Peace Day, at Guilford College in Greensboro.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the lead sponsor of the series, is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice. AFSC works with people of diverse backgrounds nurturing seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social connections and systems. To organize this series, AFSC is collaborating with representatives from Guilford College, UNCG, A&T, and other local groups.
This film series is a great opportunity for young people to view powerful, thought-provoking topical media. Each event will explore current peace and justice topics by; watching and discussing films and short media, also participatory activities, connection through community group discussion, meeting other young people interested in the same issues, and tabling by local organizations to encourage civic engagement. A consideration to offer extra credits to students who attend is included to encourage many students to participate, not forgetting the delicious refreshments that will be served.
The events will be held on the following dates at Bryan Jr. Auditorium at Guilford College (at the Frank Family Science Center on George Fox Dr. off New Garden Rd.) on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 p.m.:
September 22 - What is Peace? Is it Possible?
October 6 - Human Rights and Needs
October 27- Social Justice and Identity
November 10 - Meaningful Engaged Activism
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