WORLD PEACE DAY EXHIBITION
Saturday 21st September 2019
10am to 7pm
Roundhay Quaker Meeting
136 Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 2BW
Exhibition commemorating Quaker Service, featuring the Friends Ambulance Service and The Friends Relief Service.
If you have wondered about the options for Conscientious Objectors (to military service) this exhibition gives some of the answers. Quaker involvement in large-scale relief started with the Irish Potato Famine in 1846. In 1870 Quakers provided relief to the civilian population during the Franco – Prussian War. In both the first and second world wars Quakers provided ambulance and humanitarian support. From 1933 onwards British Quakers provide assistance to victims of Nazism including 10,000 unaccompanied children on the scheme now know as the Kindertransport.
Preview of the Exhibition at 136 Street Lane on Friday 20th September from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Film 7pm on Saturday 21st September
Moving to Mars
Follow two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp, some for almost twenty years. A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life; but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they’ve ever known.
Admission to both the Exhibition and the film will be free although donations will be welcome.