An evening of poetry and art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

artwork supplied by Rama Mani

artwork supplied by Rama Mani

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg Global College and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) presents an evening of poetic performances of women’s voices from conflict zones around the globe entitled War, Women, and the Human Spirit, on Friday, June 6, 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The evening features poet-performer and award-winning peace scholar-activist Dr Rama Mani from the University of Oxford & World Future Council. Admission is free (donations welcome).

Following the performance there will be an informal conversation among Mani and two local participants: Marilou McPhedran, Director of the Institute for International Women’s Rights, UWinnipeg; and Regine King, Professor of Social Work, University of Manitoba.  King is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and focuses her research on forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing after atrocity. There will also be art by Tanisha Bhana (South Africa);  music by Yolande Ambiana (Cameroon) and Estelle Guimbang Hughes (Cameroon).

“Dr. Mani has an innovative way of expressing difficult subject matters with her unique combination of more traditional scholarship with other forms of art, teaching and communication,” said Dr. Dean Peachey, Executive Director, Global College. “This evening melds difficult subjects into art that helps bridge understanding for a wider through artistic expression.”

Mani will also giving an intensive course on Human Rights, Healing, and the Human Spirit: Restoring Justice after Atrocity from June 2 – 6, 2014 at UWinnipeg. Mani is an internationally respected expert on peace, justice and human security.

UWinnipeg’s Global College fosters global citizenship and engagement in human rights through interdisciplinary teaching, research, dialogue, and action in local and global communities.

MEDIA CONTACT

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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