Through a 1-day symposium, a concurrent weeklong Peace Film Series, and a website for ongoing conversations, War Stories. Peace Stories.
(WSPS) will challenge journalists, peacebuilders and others to explore the ways in which we communicate the world’s stories of violence and conflict resolution. Unquestionably, media coverage and the stories we tell can influence peace processes, sway the escalation or reduction of conflict, and affect the confidence, trust and expectations of the parties involved. It is in this light that we’ll address critical questions: How do we tell war stories and peace stories? Does gender play a role in the stories we tell or consume? Can the way we tell a stories change outcomes? And what will happen when we challenge journalists and peace-builders to answer these questions together? To date, we’ve received the support of the Carnegie, Compton and Stanley Foundations, and Humanity United. Our many partners and advisors range from the Pulitzer Center on Investigative Journalism to the Alliance for Peacebuilding.
The project will be held at the Times Center on April 11th, 2018 : films will be screened at venues across New York City.
Endorsed by NEID Executive Director Ina Breuer