Come on out to Wilmington College on Tuesday evening, October 11th at 7:30 to hear the World House Choir perform as part of the 26th Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium. The concert will be held in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center and will feature many of our current favorites including Glory, Prayer of the Children, Asimbonanga and We are Here. The concert is free and open to the public and there is ample seating.
Based on both senses of “art,” this year’s Westheimer Peace Symposium emphasizes nonviolence as creative expression and as a skill to be acquired and honed. From the creative and imaginative nonviolent actions of the civil rights movement, to dance, quilts, music, and social media devoted to social justice, the 2016 Westheimer Peace Symposium explores the art of nonviolent social change in the past and present.
According to Dr. Tanya Maus, Director of Wilmington College’s Peace Resource Center and an organizer of the event, the committee conceived of the 2016 Westheimer to show that nonviolent action requires training, patience, and skills, but that it also requires creativity and a willingness to be open to change. “We believe,” she noted, “that the artistic expression of nonviolence also taps into the deep human desire for social justice and peace and inspires and feeds our imagination and creativity.”
The World House Choir is honored to be part of this important and inspiring event.