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Friday, 15 May 2020
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10:00 [10:15] Travel Talk: Alison and Martin Gage- (ext event)
Travel Talk FRIDAY 15th May 2020 Alison and Martin Gage will give a talk entitled "Where's Wawa? Alison's search for her roots." Alison, with Martin, makes her way to Canada in September 2019 to find where she was born. Or was it just a wild goose chase? The presentation is in two halves each of around 30 or 35 minutes. Audience members can log in from 10:10am. Log in for the second half from 11:10 for an 11:15 start. The event is free of charge but please book your place - contact details are on the Travel Talks Leicester website: http://www.traveltalksleicester.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/traveltalksleicester/ https://twitter.com/TalksTravel

15:00 [15:00] Michael Mears: Play for Conscientious Objectors Day Part 1 (ext event)
Actor-Playwright Michael Mears (https://michaelmears.org/) writes: "Now as we are all locked down against our will for several weeks, I have made a home movie version of my solo stage play THIS EVIL THING, (which I have now performed over 100 times in the UK and in the USA) which portrays the compelling and inspiring story of Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors." Full details at https://michaelmears.org/. This lockdown offering is in 6 x 15 minute ‘chapters’ – and will premiere in the afternoon of Friday May 15th, 2020, International Conscientious Objectors’Day. Three chapters from 3pm on the 15th and the final three on Saturday May 16th – they will remain online afterwards… Please tell your friends! Thank you! On Friday May 15th from 3pm… CHAPTER 1 https://youtu.be/loDLsow0_Sk CHAPTER 2 https://youtu.be/XwR5W-H7Wr8 CHAPTER 3 https://youtu.be/ZZ1UzPZ8im0 On Saturday May 16th from 3pm… CHAPTER 4 https://youtu.be/zJbfuuJhNp8 CHAPTER 5 https://youtu.be/_N-M_gPl_po CHAPTER 6 https://youtu.be/hqxjkViRU1E Please share!

18:00 [18:00] All Voices for Peace: Conscientious Objectors' Day (ext event)
All Voices for Peace - Leicester International Conscientious Objectors Day In normal years we gather around the Conscientious Objectors Memorial Stone (which members of Leicester Secular Society among others were instrumental in establishing) on Peace Walk to celebrate these heroes for peace, past and present. We can't do that so here's todays Zoom programme: - Welcome - Song - Remembering Stories: + International Bible Students as COs in WW1 (Dr Zoe Knox - Historian, University of Leicester) + Corder Catchpool – A Leicester Story: WW1 Friends Ambulance and Later CO (Annette Wallis, daughter) + Jainism and Mahatma Gandhi (Smita Shah - Interfaith Representative, Jain Centre Europe - Leicester) + Franz Jägerstätter, An Austrian Catholic Farmer in WW2 (Theresa Alessandro - Director, Pax Christi, Leicester) + Two Buddhist COs in Japan in WWII - Mr Makiguchi and Mr Toda (Stuart Barton, Leader for the Midlands Area, SGI-UK) + F Henry Edwards – A WWI Young Adult Conscientious Objector (Leanne Grooms, University Student, Community of Christ, Leicester) - Open sharing by those on the call. - Update on Conscientious Objection in South Korea - Resolution submitted to Leicester City Council to declare its support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - Progress of charter to reduce militarisation of young people in Leicester - Song For the zoom meeting login details, please contact AB 0748 773 4226 or PW 0741 446 5695

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