Sri Lanka’s Road to Peace
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 978-249-9515 to register.
The Athol Public Library
568 Main Street, Athol
Invites you to
an evening of virtual travel through Sri Lanka’s landscape
of civil war and post-conflict justice and beauty
Join local artist and genocide scholar Ami Fagin for an evening of virtual travel through Sri Lanka’s landscape of civil war and post-conflict justice and beauty. In January of 2019 Ami and several scholars in history, law, sociology, and the arts traveled into Sri Lanka’s lesser known regions to learn from the people what their experience of the war and post war means to them, their neighbors and for the future of the nation.
Sri Lanka is a picture perfect tropical island off the coast of southern India with a population of 22 million and a size about one sixth of California. In 2018 Sri Lanka was coined the “best travel destination in the world” according to Lonely Planet. However, looking deeper into the history, and socio-economic landscape of the country our travelers came away with a much more complex and powerful perspective on an island once deeply divided by violence and ready to take its place in the sun.
Our evening will be an exciting visual power point travel journey into areas of the country that were once war zones and are now recovering and in various stages of “post conflict reconciliation." Ami’s presentation and conversation will deepen our appreciation and understanding or ourselves, one another, worlds far from home, and our common denominator of people living peacefully on planet earth. Please come out for an evening of adventure, travel, inspiration, global perspectives, and community conversation on Sri Lanka’s road to peace.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.
Please call 978-249-9515 to reserve your spot!
Posted: to Athol Library News on Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Updated: Fri, Apr 12, 2019