ASU hosts ‘Day After Peace’ screening

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Article Published: Sep. 13, 2012 | Modified: Sep. 13, 2012
ASU hosts ‘Day After Peace’ screening


Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will host a screening of ‘The Day After Peace’ on Sunday, Sept. 23.

The film will be shown at 3 p.m. in Room 114 of Belk Library to commemorate the International Day of Peace.

“The Day After Peace” documents the efforts of Jeremy Gilley to establish a worldwide ceasefire one day a year. As a result, he convinced the members of the United Nations General Assembly to set aside Sept. 21 as the day for that ceasefire. The film features Jude Law, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie, Annie Lennox, the Dalai Lama and Jonny Lee Miller.

A panel discussion will follow the film. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust and using these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of future genocides.

For more information, call (828) 262-2311 or visit http://holocaust.appstate.edu.

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