Talk from Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams
Friday 8 March 2019
Drinks 5pm, Talk 5.30pm
The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
Everyone is welcome to come and share Betty Williams's story and hear what she has achieved in the thirty two years since her Nobel Peace Prize.
Betty was awarded the prize for her work as a co-founder of Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. She has received recognition for advocating and establishing a society where children are not subjected to terror and violence and where people of all communities live in harmony.
Betty was moved to start her work for peace after witnessing a tragic incident involving the shooting of an IRA absconder which resulted in the death of three children.
Pre-booking is not required. Just turn up.
The talk is free of charge for University of Winchester students and staff.
General public talk: £5 cash payable on the door.
This talk marks the start of PeaceJame UK 2019 - an annual youth conference which enables young people aged 14-18, to meet an inspiring world leader for peace and present the work they’re doing in their communities. For more information about Peacejam and to find out how to register for the conference, including the chance to apply for a funded place, please visit www.peacejam.org/uk2019
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