Forsythe program to host 'Week for Peace'

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Forsythe program to host ‘Week for Peace’

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The Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs is holding its annual program for Violence and Extremism Prevention Week. The 2024 theme is “A Week for Peace.”

Events, listed below, are March 4-8.

March 4

3-4:30 p.m., Louise Pound Hall 34 — A screening of “20 Days in Mariupol,” which won aa BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, and was a nominee for the Academy Award in the same category. It is the only footage taken by war correspondents trapped in Mariupol during the Russian siege in February and March 2022. Please note there are graphic scenes of death and loss, and self-care and stress relief resources will be available. Learn more.

March 5

4-5 p.m., Bessey 117 — Join the School of Global Integrative Studies biweekly research seminar and social as Emira Ibrahimpašić and Julia Reilly deliver a talk on their ongoing research on the history of refugee resettlement in Nebraska. Learn more.

March 6

1-4 p.m., Louise Pound Hall 103 — Learn how to write letters advocating for policy change. Session leaders will have all the supplies, tutorials on how to write effective letters, and resources from Amnesty International. Come learn more about ongoing human rights issues, and how to make a difference. Learn more.

March 8

Noon-1:30 p.m., Oldfather Hall 827 — Eat lunch with expert faculty on human rights and walk through the week’s headlines and interpret what is happening in the world in terms of human rights protection and promotion. The conversation will be driven by participants’ interest and curiosity, and we hope to build a community of those who care about human rights issues worldwide. Registration is required.

Follow along online through Instagram @hrha_unl. Questions can be forwarded to Julia Reilly at

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