The Art of Peace: Creative Approaches in Conflict Transformation (Nov. 11-14)

The Art of Peace: Creative Approaches in Conflict Transformation (Nov. 11-14)

Date and Time

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 — Saturday, November 14, 2015


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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From November 11-14, 2015, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), of the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies, will host a multi-day symposium exploring the use of the arts in peacebuilding. The symposium will feature local, national and international playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics who are mobilizing the creative power of the arts to break the cycle of conflict.

Performances, exhibitions and workshops will demonstrate how the arts can be used to resolve conflict nonviolently, deescalate violence, transform relationships, support individual and community healing, and build capacities for peace. By providing space for artists to reflect on their practice, share their learning and network with other peacebuilders, the IPJ will highlight the importance of this rapidly growing field of arts-based peacebuilding.

Please join us to experience the unique and universal ability of art to engage audiences in discourses on peace, justice and social transformation.

Schedule of Events:

Justice Under Construction – Exhibition Opening

DIVERZE Youth Art Platform – Myanmar

2:30 p.m., IPJ Room C

Exhibit will remain open through November 13


Thursday, November 12

Music as a Vehicle for Global Peacebuilding – Roundtable Discussion

Genesis at the Crossroads’ Founder and Executive Director Wendy Sternberg & Saffron Caravan

Featuring Badi Assad, Aaron Bensoussan and Haytham Safia with Guest Artist Keita Ogawa

10:00 – 12:00 p.m., IPJ Room E/F


Trials of Spring – San Diego Film Premier

with Director Gini Reticker

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Peace and Justice Theatre


Poetry-based Peacemaking: Inspire, Empower, Create – Interactive Workshop

Street Poets Inc.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., IPJ Room E/F


An Evening of Transformative Arts – Spoken Word & Dance Performance

Street Poets Inc. & transcenDANCE

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Peace and Justice Theatre

Reception to follow


Friday, November 13

On the Hill – Interview-based Documentary Theatre Performance

Paul Flores

10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Peace and Justice Theatre


We Shall Overcome: Protest Songs from America’s History – Choral Performance

USD Music Students with Dr. Emilie Amerein

11:30 – 12:00 p.m., Peace and Justice Theatre


Black Lives Matter: Poetry and Performance for Peaceful Protest – Interactive Workshop

Renee Watson & Kimani Fowlin

12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre, University of San Diego


Leading with Healing: Documentary Theater in Vulnerable Communities – Interactive Workshop

Paul Flores

4:00 – 6:30 p.m., IPJ Room E/F


Kidnap Road – Theatre Performance

Written by Catherine Filloux, Directed by Stan Cahill, Starring Kimber Riddle & Steve Guevara

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Peace and Justice Theatre

Reception to follow


Saturday, November 14

Theatre for Social Change – Interactive Workshop

Catherine Filloux, Kimber Riddle, Stan Cahill, Steve Guevera

10:00 – 12:00p.m., IPJ Room TBD


Intergenerational Movement Workshop

Cat Corral & transcenDANCE students

transcenDANCE Studio, 200 East 12th St. • National City, CA 91950 – 1:30 – 3:30p.m.


The Art of Peace Evening Salon

Continue conversation, explor new questions & build community

 7-10p.m., Caffe Calabria 3933 30th St.


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