Transforming the Human Spirit
Saturday 12th & Sunday & 13th September 2015 (1 – 4pm)
Join West Midlands based members of SGI-UK for Transforming the Human Spirit, an exhibition that highlights the connections between the goals of human security and disarmament, especially the abolition of nuclear weapons. The afternoon will feature a series of inspirational talks, presentations and exhibition, encouraging each person attending to take personal responsibility to create a difference in their community.
Transforming the Human Spirit activity will feature talks by SGI-UK Women’s Division Leader Michele Lamb (Principal Lecturer in Human Rights and Director of the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Roehampton), and Tania Porqueddu (Vice YW National Leader and Chair of the SGI-UK Youth Peace Committee).
Each day will feature two community presentations and we have speakers lined up from:
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global campaign coalition working to mobilise people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
A Call to Men – who ask men to stand up and be counted in the fight against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence against women and girls. They want to promote a shift in the social norms that negatively impact on our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood and masculinity by working with boys and young men.
for-Wards celebrates and brings together Birmingham’s communities via the discovery of sounds found in Birmingham’s 40 wards. Local people are asked to share the sounds they know from around their area and to describe the character of their neighbourhood. These sounds and impressions are recorded, forming the starting points for 40 new compositions performed back to the communities where they were inspired.
The Feast – a Christian charity based in Birmingham, to promote community cohesion between Christian and Muslim young people. The Feast is empowering young people to become peacemakers and spearhead social change.
The eventbrite links for our FREE Transforming the Human Spirit event are now ready for circulation and are open to the general public: