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1,000 PeaceWomen Exhibit on Display in Lavery Library
Lavery Library is now home to the “1,000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe” exhibit, featuring 1,000 women who have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Three prominent guest speakers will visit campus in connection with the exhibit, which will run through November 30.
The exhibit contains 1,000 postcards with photographs and profiles about the women. The postcards are color-coded based on different fields of work which the women were involved in, and include reconciliation, reconstruction, human rights, women’s rights, economic rights, livelihood, ecological security, and the fight against violence toward women.
"1,000 PeaceWomen" was first shown in Zurich, Switzerland in 2005, and has since appeared in 60 countries.
On Monday, October 22, Cora Weiss, President of The Hague Appeal for Peace and one of the featured nominees in the exhibit, will be on campus. Tony Jenkins, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the National Peace Academy and Global Coordinator for the International Institute on Peace Education and the Global Campaign for Peace Education, will join Weiss. And on Thursday, November 1, noted Rochester-area civil rights activist Constance Mitchell will be on campus to talk about the work she has done locally.
Every two weeks, the exhibit’s theme in the main floor of the library will change. Theme weeks will also feature trivia contests:
- September 4-16: Exhibit introduction and women from the United States
- September 17-30: Social Justice
- October 1-14: Issues surrounding Children
- October 15-28: Peace Education
- October 29-November 11: Women’s Health
- November 12-30: Sustainability
In addition, the exhibit will have blank postcards available for students to create their own and add to the display in the Lower Level Gallery.
The exhibit and both guest speakers’ appearances are free and open to the public. People can also text "PeaceWomen" to 99000 for more information.