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The Turning Point Summit 2022

Youth Festival Celebrating International Day for Non-Violence

The Working Group on Youth Engagement, World House Project is organising a Youth Festival celebrating Non Violence, Role of Young People in Leading Non-Violent Actions around the world for young people, organisations working with youth and any institutions aligned with the vision of the Festival. The Festival will also gather young people from around the world to host localised as well as collaborative events on Non-Violence and youth. The events being organised as a part of the Festival will be open for people from all backgrounds including academia, arts, civil society.

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness'. The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence".


The 4 Interventions

  1. Youth Assembly on Nonviolence (2nd - 3rd October)

  2. Artistic Performances and Interactions (4th - 5th October) 

  3. Workshop on Non Violent Action for Young People (6th - 7th October)

  4. Co-creating Youth led Strategy on Youth Engagement for Non-Violence  (8th - 9th October) 

Youth Assembly for Nonviolence & Peace

2nd - 3rd October
07.00 PM - 11.00 PM IST, 03.30 PM - 07.30 PM CET, 09.30 AM - 01.30 PM EST 

"Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being."

                               - Mahatma Gandhi

The Turning Point Summit Youth Assembly aims to provide youth participants the education and tools to take action in their local communities toward a positive nonviolent change in their lives and communities. 
This initiative aims for participants to identify and develop their commitment to nonviolence as actionable steps. Thus, the 100 young leaders will engage, learn, and empower themselves to facilitate meaningful and inclusive participation in global and local nonviolent action. Before the summit, the Youth Assembly's 100 participants will work closely with each other over two months to develop a Youth Declaration for Nonviolence. The declaration will be a guiding document and tool for nonviolent action by youth in their local communities. The 100 participants may become a global network that fosters bridges with each other and toward intergenerational solidarity that continues the work started at the summit.

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Artists For Peace

4th & 5th October, 2022 
08.00 PM - 10.00 PM IST, 04.30 PM - 06.30 PM CET, 10.30 AM - 12.30 PM EST

      “True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind it.”    
                                                                                               -Mahatma Gandhi

The Turning Point Summit is also hosting one on Artists for Peace on 4th & 5th October, 2022. This will witness four artists from different genres and cultural backgrounds and establish a link between their art form and the encompassing message of nonviolence. This will further explore questions of art being a medium of self-expression and empowering people through building visibility and connections.
This event will also give people the opportunity to recognize and resolve the signs of violence within themselves and cater to the emotional sphere of human existence. This will further facilitate the process of self-introspection and self-awareness, where we can collectively identify and understand the ways in which we have been conditioned through media, and society, and how one can receive relief through engaging in various art practices.

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Workshop for Youth on Nonviolence

6th - 7th October 2022

08.00 PM - 10.00 PM IST, 04.30 PM - 06.30 PM CET, 10.30 AM - 12.30 PM EST

Transforming Lives

The Turning Point Summit includes a five-month engagement program, where participants will be involved in pre-workshop sessions, workshops, and post-workshop evaluations. Thirty participants will learn from eminent faculties of the world's top universities and connect with their peers on dialogue and collaborative work. They will receive various resource materials and instruction on nonviolence and peace strategies they can apply to their lives and in their communities.

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Co-creating Youth led Strategy on Youth Engagement for Nonviolence

8th & 9th October, 2022

“Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!”

                                                                        -Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

A cohort of 20 Youth leaders will work over a one-month period to brainstorm, collaborate with each other, and connect with experts in devising a Strategy document that seeks to address violence and its manifestations in society. Upon completion of the event, the participants will be expected to share a plan of action envisaging a self-led project which seeks to implement any Youth-led Strategy and receive advisory inputs from The World House Project. Through active feedback and networking, the Co-creation session hopes to inculcate pragmatic thinking and an increased awareness among the Youth regarding their potential as initiators of peaceful action. Thus, the Co-creation session aims to fulfill the essence of The Turning Point Summit, 2022 by enabling the Youth to create meaningful change within themselves and their communities. 

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