By Hannah Mason, Editor-in-Chief
Students’ Union volunteers to host Day of Peace.
With the volume of tragedy recently taking place worldwide, it has affected a number of people and communities, both directly and indirectly. UCLan Day of Peace is to celebrate the diversity of the university community and to harness the strength we have when standing together.
The main event will take place Wednesday 25th November, 5-7pm in The Atrium in the Students’ Union building. The event is a celebration of how uniting together through our differences will help discover our similarities.
Throughout the day, students will be holding stalls to encourage other university students to leave their written messages, thoughts and prayers of peace and unity for all those affected by the recent tragedies.
The evening event will begin at 5pm, with students leading the celebration of peace including various groups; of students, university representatives, speakers from organisations and those from the community to attend to share their words and thoughts. As well as coming together to unite as one to make a stand for peace and show support for the rest of the world. With speeches, readings, performances and moments of reflection, the event is certainly a celebration of solidarity.
Tasmia Salim Education Officer, reiterates the significance of the event, “I am proud to be part of a Union that is so diverse, multicultural and international. In times like this, we must recognise that as a student community, there is strength in unity, now is the time to come together to comfort and stand in solidarity with those grieving.”
UCLan Day of Peace will rally the community together to remind one another that during the difficult times, there is still peace and love in humanity which can be strengthened by coming together as one.