April 29 Chapman & April 30 Closing Reception – the last two April GAPM events

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Hi everyone,

This coming week brings the final two events of the April 2014 GAPM film series, Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future.

Tuesday, April 29 at 7p, please join us at Chapman University for An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance that includes a screening of the film, “Numbered”. The program also includes a Musical Tribute, Lighting of Candles and a talk given by the filmmaker, Uriel Sinai. Just like all of our other events this month, we will be asking you to contribute your heart felt thoughts on one of the cards that features a photograph and story of a genocide survivor or victim. Messages from all events become part of the mobile exhibit “Everyone Has a Name” on display the following evening at the Closing Reception.

Details of the Wednesday April 30 7p Closing Reception are as follows. We wanted to offer a time to get together and connect after six very powerful events. Integration of experiences is an important part of any journey. Please join us in the University Synagogue Social Hall as we gather for reflective conversation, and begin to think about how we can collaboratively move forward, addressing the question: what’s next?

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Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future: April 30 (Closing Reception)

April 2014 Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

Once your consciousness shifts from strident accusation to nonjudgmental witnessing, something happens, and you begin to see patterns, not so much of right and wrong, but of wounding and healing. You begin to see more accurately that perpetration often has its roots in cycles of wounding. You begin to see the intergenerational transfer of wounds and deviance, and even begin to appreciate the historical ground in which animosity and hatred are fed and transmitted.
– Phil Cousineau

Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future

A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and their children

Closing Reception

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7p – 8:30p
University Synagogue

Social Hall
3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
(See below for free PARKING details.)
Space is limited.

An April 2014 Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month get-together to note the end of
Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future.

You are invited to join the event organizers, volunteers, interns, campus faculty and staff, community partners, film series speakers and attendees as we gather together to share our most memorable experiences from the April events and begin to discuss ‘what’s next?’

Living Ubuntu, in collaboration with Amnesty International – Irvine, community partners and six local academic institutions, presents a free six-event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children. April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, and each film commemorates a genocide that started during April. Living Ubuntu provides education about global traumas as part of its mission to heal trauma in order to promote peace. All events are free and open to the public.

We have added a seventh event, after all six film events have taken place, a closing reception. All details are above.

Parking is free of charge in the University Synagogue parking lot. See map.

For info on all seven events, a complete list of community partners, and to RSVP, click here.

Questions? Contact us at: info@livingubuntu.org, or 949.891.2005