This Thursday, UNCG will kick off War & Peace Imagined, a yearlong, interdisciplinary event series that explores war and peace throughout the arts and humanities.

Inspired by the 100th anniversary of World War I, UNCG and community partners will host some of the nation’s most renowned artists, authors and intellectuals, including Lynn Harrell, Najla Said and many of UNCG’s own.

The first event of the series is a screening of the Sundance award-winner “Watchers of the Sky” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the School of Education Building in Room 120. The screening is part of the Human Rights Film Series, which includes post-film discussions led by faculty.

“Our campus is widely known for its intellectual and artistic vibrancy,” said UNCG Provost Dana Dunn. “War & Peace Imagined is the perfect opportunity for our campus and the greater Greensboro community to engage in cultural events and delve deeply into important themes that have shaped the last century.”

The first performance of the series is Collage 2016, a program of distinctive musical works performed by hundreds of UNCG music students and many faculty members. Collage will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in UNCG Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through Triad Stage.

All events are open to the public, and many offer free admission. A complete calendar of events can be accessed via the UNCG Guides app – which allows individuals to build their own schedule, check into events and interact on social media – or online at warandpeace.uncg.edu.

Follow #wpiuncg on social media for updates about the event series. 

 

Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications