Panel Discussion on 19th Sept at the Fourth Annual Peace Day Festival

Kriti team

invites you for a

Panel Discussion:

Manufacturing Peace

Date and Time: 7 pm onwards, 19th Sept, 2009

Venue: Amaltas, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Speakers include Anil Chaudhary, Gautam Navlakha, Kavita Srivastava, Sukumar Murlidharan and Vasundhara Jairath. Moderator: Nandini Sundar

This panel marks the inaugural of Fourth Annual Peace Day Festival, to mark the International Day of Peace (21st September), 'Interpretations of Peace and Conflict' from 19th September to 22nd September 2009, at the India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

The panel discussion is the second of a ‘dialogue-action series’, to bring together scholars, activists, students, film makers, members of the community and others, who are engaged with issues of conflict and peace directly or indirectly. The framework of discussion recognizes that every ‘conflict’ area has diverse narratives. The diversity emanates from not merely the act of viewing a conflict situation, but living in it and striving to bring about peace.

The struggle for peace is not so much about making warring parties come to negotiation’ but about refusing to let people’s thoughts and its manifest voice confined to a deadly silence shrouded by gunshots in the name of maintaining ‘law and order’. The path towards lasting and meaningful peace is strewn with slogans, songs, performances that strive for life beyond curfews, clamp downs, arbitrary detentions, and disappearances. The struggle for peace thus is not merely about clinching ‘negotiating space’ but about ‘reclaiming the space that rightfully belongs to citizens in a democratic society from State’.

We look forward to seeing you at this panel discussion and hope that together we all can have a dialogic space to defend a living and lasting peace against the threats to make it die a paranoid death. So join us in celebrating a journey from paranoia to peace.

This festival is open for all! Celebrating 10 years of Kriti team’s expressions for social change!

Other programmes include:

Peace Theatre: About Caliban, Also about Colombo, by Loyola College, Chennai students, 7 pm onwards @Stein Auditorium, IHC

Peace Reels: Documentaries: The Lament of Niyamraja by Surya Shankar Dash; Damaged by Subrat Kumar Sahu; and Gaon Chhodab Nahin by KP Sasi, 22nd September, 7.00 pm onwards @Stein Auditorium, IHC

Peace exhibition of books, films and more

This is an independently organised festival with venue support from India Habitat Centre.

Contacts: 011-26027845/ 26033088/ 9350850820