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Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Peace Film Series

September 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The film provides a glimpse-often a very positive one-into an Africa few have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with people who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a tool that could be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth.

View the Trailer for the film here.

Following the screening of the film, we will hold a short discussion session with Carolina for Kibera (CFK) co-founder, Rye Barcott and Rotary Peace Fellow, Osborn Kwena. Rye Barcott co-founded CFK to prevent violence and empower youth through participatory development while he was an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill. He continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a Marine in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. Engaged in two forms of public service at once, he fought in wars while waging peace. His memoir, It Happened on the Way to War, explores the contrasts of community development in Africa and counter-insurgency in the Marines as they clashed and converged in his head and heart. Osborn Kwena has experience in implementing public health research projects as both a field practitioner and project manager, specializing in behavior change programs. His interest in the public health field developed after working in rural areas of Kenya and understanding that basic information and innovations in health matters can greatly make a difference in rural populations, which in turn promotes peace in communities.

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

with support from UNC African Studies Center

For more information, please contact Amy Cole, coleac@live.unc.edu or 919-843-4887.

Details

Date:
September 24, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm