International Peace and Refugee Experience: Stories from Grinnell
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Please join the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, for “International Peace and Refugee Experience: Stories from Grinnell.”
The PACS program will show a short film by students Michaela Gelnarová ’18 and Matthew McCarthy ’17, Nilob's Story. The film was made possible by a Davis Projects for Peace Grant and is in Czech with English subtitles.
Students will also have the chance to learn more about the Davis Projects for Peace prize, an opportunity for a Grinnell student to be awarded $10,000 to implement a grassroots “project for peace” over the summer.
The film explores the experience of Nilob Nahib '13 as an Afghan refugee in the Czech Republic. Discussion will be framed and facilitated by Professor of Russian Todd Armstrong. Students in the audience are invited to share their own stories and experiences, if they wish, after the film. Light refreshments will be served.
International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace (a.k.a. Peace Day) is observed worldwide on Sept. 21.
Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a specific, globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. This year's theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity for All” (#jointogether), focusing on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and immigrants.