Peace Partners are pleased to be affiliated with Peace Talks Cornwall, and are proud to share this report by David Hughes about the success of this event.
Local and Celebrate Life team members with guests at the Burrell Theatre, Truro.
In late November, a small volunteer group under the name of Peace Talks Cornwall (in association with Celebrate Life and Peace Partners) held a screening of ‘Power to Change’, a documentary film crafted by Celebrate Life.
‘Power to Change’ traces the lives of six Londoners who have been affected by knife crime, violence and loss. The film goes on to show how these peoples’ lives have since been transformed, in part, by attending a course (the Peace Education Programme) which inspires greater self awareness and understanding.
An audience of sixty people gathered at the Burrell Theatre, enjoying a reception prior to watching the film and a Question and Answer session afterwards with a panel comprising some of the filmmakers and directors of Celebrate Life, as well as one of the people featured in the film. Most of the audience represented organisations that serve people in the community, particularly young people who face similar issues to those shown in the film, who may fall into crime through the damaging effects of poverty and exclusion. These organisations were contacted over a period of six months prior to the event before receiving an invitation.
After the screening, the panel were inundated with enthusiastic questions from the floor and the session had to be drawn to a close because of time constraints.
Since the screening a number of people have asked to join a ten week virtual Peace Education Programme, and there is an enquiry for a live Peace Education Programme in a Community Centre in a local town.
Peace Education: https://tprf.org/peace-education-program/
Celebrate Life: https://www.celebrate-life.co.uk/home