USD to Host “The Art of Peace”

SAN DIEGO, CA: The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will host a multi-day symposium exploring the utilization of the arts in peacebuilding. The symposium will feature playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics who are mobilizing the creative power of the arts to break the cycle of conflict. Click here for a full schedule of events.

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.

Click here to register for The Art of Peace.

In a world wrought with global conflict, Saffron Caravan believes musicians can show and lead the way to peace, employing the most universal language to engage us all. Exemplifying their message of arts diplomacy, this unique ensemble unites musicians from diverse backgrounds for a cross-cultural collaborative performance, music education and humanitarian work.

This incredible evening of music will include a viewing of “Sanctuary & Sustenance”, a multimedia projection of photos, video and sound which traces the journey of people during catastrophic events of displacement on a path to sanctuary, and through the long process of rebuilding life in a new community. The evening also includes a reception in the IPJ’s Garden of the Sky.

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WHO: Writers, playwrights, filmmakers, musicians, and others

WHAT: The Art of Peace: A multi-day symposium on the arts in


WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.