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Peace Week 2011 "Express Yourself"

This year for Peace Week we will explore peacemaking through the arts. The theme "Express Yourself" will provide a great opportunity to express what peace and justice means to you. Celebrate with us! Below is a schedule of events.

Description of Events:

Thursday April 7th


Frank Ramirez, a pastor in central Pennsylvania and a prolific author, will be with us to share the message as Peace Week kicks off. Mennonite dramatist
Ted Swartz and the campus’ own Cantabile choir will also be bringing their gifts to the service.

7pm—Ted & Co. Theater Production I’d Like to Buy an Enemy, Cordier…VIA Credit!

This funny, thought-provoking satire explores peace, justice and the American way. The show allows us to laugh at ourselves, while raising important questions about the place of the United States in the world, why fear is such a large part of our culture and how we can honestly work for peace and justice in this country and just maybe in the world. Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry and Peace Studies Institute.

10pm—Peace House movie: Bomb It

Netflix Description: Graffiti isn't simple vandalism; it's an artistic expression employed around the world. Filmmaker Jon Reiss travels five continents to reveal graffiti's history, cultural impact and social relevance. Noted artists share their stories, bringing this vital form of expression out of the shadows. It's on freeway overpasses, buildings and billboards. Now, see the real meaning of the world's graffiti.

Friday April 8th

8pm—Chapel Game Night

Come to the Chapel lounge to play board games, card games, and everything in between, and get your snack attack on!

Saturday April 9th

12pm-5pm—Concert on the Mall (rain site: Cordier)



The Grooveside—1-2pm

Daniel Myers-Bowman—2-3pm

Anabaptist Bestiary Project—3-4pm

Activities: Social Justice Art Exhibit, interactive arts and crafts, music, games, popcorn, booths, & more!

Sunday April 10th

11-1pm— OMA International Buffet, Haist Commons

Enjoy ethnic cuisine from around the world! This lunch buffet is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

5:30pm—Manchester Church of the Brethren university meal

Come to a FREE meal hosted by the Manchester COB.  Working with the OVS and Chartwell’s pizza charity event, Port-au-Prince Pizza will be served.

Monday April 11th

2-5pm—Service Project at the Peace Labyrinth (meet at the Chapel to walk over together)

Get your hands dirty to help weed and mulch the campus’ meditation labyrinth.

7pm—Megan Seely, Fight Like a Girl, VIA convocation Upper Union

As a third-wave feminist, Megan Seely came of age in a time that benefited from the work of a movement in progress. Heavily influenced by this, Seely is dedicated to educating today's youth about the fight that occurred and fragility of women's rights today. She is author of Fight Like A Girl. Co-sponsored with Gender Studies, the Department of English and the Department of History and Political Science.

9pm—Kenapoc: Activist Art Part I, @ 702 E. 9th St.

Activist Art Part I will be a student-led presentation of peacemaking through different art mediums.  How is equality expressed through film?  How can we express peacemaking through sculpture?  Where is social justice in paint?  Who are the best social justice musicians? Learn all that and more at Kenapoc!

Tuesday April 12th

3:30-4:30pm—Visiting Artist, Justin Johnson Gallery Art Talk: Saints and Scarabs Gallery “G”

Meet visiting artist Justin Johnson, University of St. Francis’ gallery director, and have a discussion on his works displayed in gallery “G.”  We will explore religious, international, and social justice themes.  Learn more about Justin Johnson: http://www.artlinkfw.com/center/01_Home/vote/ava11-gallery.html

6-8pm—(Time Tentative) Storytelling through Art, workshop led by Jena Oke, Professor of Art, SAC

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has their unique forms of expression.  Join us as we share our stories and “express yourself” though book art. 

Wednesday April 13th

3pm-5pm—Activist Art Part II, SAC

Follow up on our Part I from Monday night to practice social justice expression through different mediums.  We will have rotating medium stations including sculpture, film, paint, poetry, and music.  “Social justice through Film for Beginners,” “Sculpting 101,” “Painting Peace,” and more.

7pm—David Radcliff led session, “Every Picture Tells a Story”, Chapel Sanctuary

David Radcliff of the New Community Project will share photos and stories from Iraq, Sudan, South Asia, and Central America based on 25 years of taking pictures to highlightthe struggles and strengths of our neighbors, especially those at the margins (women, indigenous) and in conflict zones

Thursday April 14th

6pm—International Poetry Reading: More than a Culinary Delight, Wine Recital Hall

Savor poems from around the world, read (and sung) by Manchester students and faculty, followed by international culinary delights.

7:30pm—Chapel with David Radcliff

Join us at a special time for worship and sharing. David Radcliff of New Community Project will speak on “Bottoms Up: How to Change Your World.”
The service will also include music, prayers for peace, and more.

9pm—Simply Brethren, Chapel lounge

David Radcliff’s sharing continues with an update on Sudan, where he recently visited. It will include stories about New Community Project’s work in
the region as well as perspectives on the region’s recently held referendum for independence.

10pm—Peace House Movie: Waste Land

Netflix Description: Renowned artist Vik Muniz embarks on one of the most inspired collaborations of his career, joining creative forces with Brazilian catadores -- garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho landfill. In this Oscar-nominated documentary, the catadores prove to be unique and surprising individuals in their own right, waxing philosophic as they impart a valuable lesson about what society discards.

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