A Nobel Peace Laureate who brought an end to the violence in Northern Ireland will speak at Leeds Trinity University next week.
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976, will talk about her involvement with the troubles in Northern Ireland and how she set up the Community of Peace People – organising weekly peace marches and demonstrations. She will also talk about her ongoing work to promote communication between divided communities and strengthening women and children’s rights around the world.
Mairead is speaking at Leeds Trinity University ahead of Peacejam - the first youth conference to explore community cohesion and peace education in Leeds, on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday 26. She will also meet with 50 Leeds Trinity University students as part of their first year Ethics and Society module.
Prof Margaret A House, vice-chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “We are honoured to welcome Mairead to Leeds Trinity, and to host the first PeaceJam conference in Leeds. Everyone is welcome to join us for Mairead’s talk on Friday, which promises to be inspiring, thought-provoking and one not to be missed.”
The ‘Trinity Talk’ event will take place at the Horsforth Campus at 6pm on Friday, November 24. There will also be a performance from the Leeds Trinity Cathedral Children’s Choir, a light buffet and wine reception. Tickets cost £8 from www.maireadcorriganmaguire.eventbrite.co.uk.