Woodfin declares May 1-7, 2023 Birmingham Peace Week

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Birmingham Peace Week is May 1-7, 2023 (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The Magic City is hosting the 2023 International Peace Conference, and Mayor Randall Woodfin officially declared May 1-7, 2023 to be Birmingham Peace Week. Keep reading for more information on the conference and where you can register.

2023 International Peace Conference

The 2023 International Peace Conference (IPC) is a partnership between Rotary International District 6860, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and UAB’s Institute for Human Rights. IPC seeks to highlight the pursuit of peace at all levels of society. The conference will take place May 4-6, 2023, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Children’s March that ultimately led to desegregation in Birmingham.

This two-day experience will bring together leaders to share ideas and propose solutions to some of society’s most complex challenges.

Birmingham Peace Week

Birmingham is widely known as a catalyst for racial equality and justice (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Birmingham is home to nonviolent protestors for racial equality changing the trajectory of civil rights. Considering this, choosing the city to host IPC 2023 was not an afterthought. The City of Birmingham recognizes that peacemaking is an effort to be made by all ages and backgrounds.

IPC hosts are expecting attendees young and old from Birmingham locals to internationals.

What to expect

The conference will offer different sessions, each focusing on the following areas:

  • Promoting peaceful communities
  • Peace education in schools
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Peace at home and in families
  • International peace
  • Prevention of Human Trafficking
  • Racial Equity and Justice

You can find more event details, a list of keynote speakers and register for the conference at the IPC website.

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