The Social Fabric group of KRRA, in collaboration with global youth organisation PeaceJam, invite you to a screening of Until We Are Free, the story of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Join the KRRA and Mentoring PeaceBuilders South Africa (MPBSA), an affiliate of the PeaceJam Foundation (https://www.peacejam.org/) in South Africa, at Fisherman’s 22 June for an evening of community and peace building while we watch this important film and engage in a Q&A and chat afterwards. The cost is a R50 donation to MBPSA, which helps facilitate, coordinate, and manage the award-winning PeaceJam programme in South Africa. We will be joined by the founder and director of MPBSA, Earl Mentor, who is from the community of Ocean View.
PeaceJam is a global organisation led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates, with 1.3 million youth worldwide across 41 countries working for peace and community cohesion. Our youth understand that peace is a verb, and it is the youth who are stepping up in record numbers to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.
The film Until We Are Free is an ideal platform to talk about how we create such a world. The story of Shirin Ebadi, a human rights lawyer in Iran defending women and children against oppression, has inpired millions of people, and led to her Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. The film depicts her courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.
Through various global projects mentoring and training the youth, PeaceJam is on a similar mission - to create a generation of young leaders committed to positive change in communities and the world using the role model inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
The Mentoring Peacebuilders SA curriculum is designed to create inclusive communities through positive youth development. It is for young people ages 15-18, intending to provide an antidote to gangsterism, radicalization, racism, and discrimination facing our communities.
Mentor explains what MPBSA is about: "Our workshop training process takes your students and community on an engaging journey that explores the personal, social, and institutional contexts that shape today’s world. It builds young people’s competencies from altruism and compassion to action and engagement and helps students value diversity and create inclusive communities within their schools and neighborhoods. It also gives students access to the wisdom, courage, and determination of PeaceJam’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, who have overcome life challenges such as war, racism, and poverty through peace, compassion, and nonviolence.
"Our peacebuilding training that we facilitate under the auspices of our mentoring and peacebuilding youth organisation is flexible, allowing community groups to adapt it to their priorities, policies, schedules, and school climates. School learners participating in our training workshops also have the life-changing opportunity to participate in a PeaceJam South Africa Youth Conference with 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate – Tawakkol Karman on October 14th and 15th, 2023 at Chrysalis Academy.
"Our evaluations have shown that young people who participate in our peacebuilding workshop training show statistically significant gains in Academic skills & knowledge, Moral development, Understanding of social justice, Life purpose, Compassion, altruism & empathy, Acceptance of diversity, Increased school & community engagement, Social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, social awareness, and responsible decision-making, and Commitment to positive action," Mentor said.
For more information about the evening, contact Gerald Tanesse on 083 333 9418. We hope to see you all there!