One World Week, the world's largest student run international event, returns to Warwick from 25 January-2 February 2014. During the week the campus comes alive with a series of debates and discussions, parades and performances, a host of sporting tournaments and events and cultural exhibitions and workshops.
Wednesday 29 January itinerary:
Race, Religion, and Rationality:
After the death of Lee Rigby last year and the backlash on both mosques and Sikh temples, it has become apparent that most people are still ignorant regarding different religions and races and what they stand for. The panel will seek to understand why society behaves in such a way with the hope that understanding will lead to the discovery of a healthier definition of identity, belonging, and community. Through knowledge we are hoping to find solutions to these issues.
Woods-Scawen lecture room on the ground floor of Warwick Arts Centre 6pm-8pm
During Outreach Day, children from schools in the area surrounding the University will be invited to the university to attend a matinee of musical and theatrical performances we will have prepared for them. By involving the local community, One World Week aims to expand its influence beyond the university, by allowing students to meet with citizens from the local community and displaying the diversity of cultural talents available at Warwick.
SU Atrium, 10am-4pm
The Sports element of One World Week encourages students to participate in a variety of different sports and activities. Wednesdays activities include:
- Pool Tournament
One World Conference
The week concludes with the One World Conference, a platform for students from all over the world to come together and discuss topics related to making the optimum use of their time at university and what their future after university will be like. Sessions for 2014 will look at border control and freedom of movement, UN responsibility for providing basic education worldwide and corporations and the collapse of the economy.
The grand finale of One World Week 2014 will be marked by the World Party in the Copper Rooms, and promises a fabulous end to a week of fantastic events.
One World Week is in its 19th year, and is a non-profit initiative which aims to stimulate personal development, inspire a view based on acceptance and appreciation of global cultures, and encourage awareness of and positive action on issues which affect our world.