Category: Literature

Lida’s art manifesto “Humanitarian Art Manifiesto” 2008, School of Music, posadas MIsiones Argentina

Lida’s art manifesto “Humanitarian Art Manifesto” used during music event at the School of Music, in Posadas, Argentina.Event leader Ms Maria Elena Lopez Vinader (international music therapist working with blind children):

Peace Education: Pedagogy of the Middle Class

Introduction When I visited Paulo Freire at his Geneva office in 1975, I asked whether someone like me, concerned about justice issues, ought to leave my comfortable setting with the middle class in Hawai‘i and instead pick up a rifle and join the rebels in Latin America. (It was a hypothetical question.) Without hesitation, he said there are justice issues...

Kristallnacht 80 years on: some reading to help make sense of the most notorious state-sponsored pogrom

On the evening of November 9 1938 a Nazi pogrom raged across German and Austrian cities. Nazis branded the atrocity with a poetic term: Kristallnacht or “Crystal Night”. In that branding, fiction took hold. In English it translates as “The Night of Broken Glass” but that also tames the horror. Yes, broken glass from Jewish shopfront windows littered the streets,...

T:AP Network presents the new issue of The Chimurenga Chronic by Manifesta 12 bookshop

From Saturday 20 October 2018, the new issue of the Chimurenga Chronic was released and on sale at Manifesta 12 bookshop at Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo for 15 euro only. On Sunday 21 October at 5.00 pm, Dutch filmmaker and Manifesta 12 Creative Mediator Bregtje van der Haak will officially presented The Chronic to the public. The event was mainly...

#unborder collaborations

  Day #56, 20 October 2018, Lusaka, Zambia. “In Zambia we took a new route for our artistic collaborations, unlike last two countries where artists from one medium were collaborating with each other, we had cross-media collaborations. It was a great collaborative process as we narrowed down our thoughts into one word each person, describing the feeling we get when...

About Poetry and Peace by Mike Scheidemann

We should wonder why humanity’s most awesome creations came into being against a backdrop of social violence, political turmoil and religious hypocrisy. These symptoms of our flawed humanity might be neatly labelled, ‘moral breakdown’ and a society ignores its driving moral forces at its peril. I have the Renaissance and Reformation of Europe in the Christ-like figures or mother and...

Why Use Literature to Teach Peace? by Marisa Antonaya

Introduction   After months of planning and negotiations, I was finally granted the opportunity to teach a seminar course on literature and human rights this semester at my university. I was ecstatic, but noticed that a few of my colleagues were more than slightly baffled by the course content. Human rights and literature? Reading for peace? I was engaged in...

Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinade

In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people were predicting all kinds of outcomes for the year 2000, I decided to go to schools and give workshops on “Peace Globalization”. It was also a time where this word was becoming very popular in Argentina, but with the economic significance. It was a great experience. I had children...

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