The forum has a central focus of bringing people together to promote prompt actions for peace.
The Forum “Dialogue for Peace and Justice”, has a central focus of bringing people together to promote prompt actions for peace. Conceived in Venezuela and Mexico where recognized organizations and respected leaders convened to discuss human rights issues, these gatherings resulted in substantial ideas and momentum for social change. We were deeply humbled and moved to see how intensely people seek peace and security and how much they are committed to working towards that end.
The centerpiece of the Dialogue for Peace and Justice Forum is a screening of the short film “Gone with the Sea” written and directed by Rebeca Alemán, which represents the inspiration for using art to educate and inspire social change as it tells a story about victims of violence in Latin America, United States and the entire world. “Gone with the Sea” was created in memoriam of Mónica Spear, a young actress and her husband whose lives were taken by violence leaving a 5-year-old daughter behind. This short film gives a voice to their little girl Maya, and all children who have lost parents and other family members as a result of violence across the world including local criminality, terrorism and war.
SPEAKERS – PONENTES
Foro Penal. Venezuela
Northeastern University. Boston
Instituto Cervantes. Chicago
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Office of the Mayor (Sucre). Venezuela
Centro Cultural Chacao. Caracas, Venezuela
Cine Tonalá. México