After each MEPEACE.org Chat Workshop (a new kind of event taking place every second Sunday in MEPEACE.org Chat), we (the MEPEACE Dialogue Team, that is Cigdem Yilmazer, Jessica de Souza, Johanna Silverthorne and myself) open a dedicated 'after-event discussion', in order to give the workshop participants and other interested members the chance to elaborate on their points raised during the workshop, share new ideas on the respective topic with others, and discuss with others about the topic.
Information about our event which successfully took place on 31 January can be found here: http://www.mepeace.org/events/mepeace-chat-january-31
The summary /report of the event (in PDF format) is attached as well, so please have a look.
The leading questions were
Can we use art's enlightening qualities as an educational tool for conflict resolution? How?
Can art transcend barriers, restrictions and censorship to bring people together? In which ways?
During the 90 minutes of live discussion, the eleven participants plus moderators already addressed these questions to a large extent. However, feel free to add anything here. But please stick to the topic The Role of Art in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Education
The Dialogue Team won't interfere in this discussion, however, take into account that 'normal' moderation (as in every other discussion) applies - so please observe the MEPEACE.org Guidelines.
This discussion will be open for replies and comments until Saturday, 13 February
, the day before the next MEPEACE.org Chat, on Sunday, 14 February. There will therefore only be one 'open' after-event discussion at one time.