17/09/2018 - Published by


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE EVENT 2018: CONFERENCE AGENDA ANNOUNCED

The annual International Peace Day Conference, held at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre on Friday 21st September, is fast approaching for 2018 and the Conference Agenda has just been finalised. The event is now sold out and there is a wait list for places. Ticket holders will hear distinguished speakers provide insights on the theme of the day, which this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”, providing a basis of peace, freedom and justice across the world.

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation was set up by Tim Parry’s parents, Colin and Wendy Parry, when terrorists attacked Warrington 25 years ago, killing 12-year old Tim and 3-year old Johnathan. On International Peace Day, we are calling upon people affected by terrorism to come together in solidarity to uphold the “Right to Peace” and to announce plans to create an international network of survivors who will campaign and work for peace.

The speaker programme for this inspiring event will be delivered in three sessions, and the running order is as follows:

Session One – How survivors of terrorism campaign for peace

10:00
Arrival and Refreshments

10:30
Conference Opening – The Right to Peace
Nick Taylor – Chief Executive Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

10:45
Victims into Survivors into Teachers (VISIT)
Colin Parry OBE – Co-Founder and Chair Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

11:00
What society must do better in supporting people whose lives have been devastated by terrorism
Baroness Helen Newlove – the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales

11:20
Breaking the cycle of violence – waging peace not war
Kelly Simcock – Director of Programme (for Peace) Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

11:40 Table Discussion and Break

Session Two – Terrorism survivors needs to enable them to cope and recover and move to advocacy

11:50
The work of the NHS in trauma informed cope and recovery
Dr Idit Albert – Consultant Clinical Psychologist & PTSD Lead and Clinical Lead | Psychological Trauma Outreach, Screen and Support Service for London Terrorist Incidents – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

12:10
The survivor journey – how we care for those affected by bereavement
Fiona Murphy MBE – Associate Director of Nursing Northern Care Alliance

12:30
SENSE – the Peace Foundation model of practice to cope and recover
Nikki Lester – Mental Health Consultant Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

12:45 Panel Q&A

13:00
Lunch

Session Three – Creating an international network – survivors for peace

14:00
Being prepared – the pathway for terrorism support
Cathryn Ellsmore – Head of Prepare, Counter Terrorism Exercises and Victims of Terrorism Unit, Home Office

14:15
Responding to terror attacks
Diana Fawcett – Chief Officer Victim Support

14:30 Survivors helping victims of terrorism move forward
Dave Fortier, President, One World Strong Foundation, Boston US

14:45 Survivors for Peace
Terry O’Hara – Head of the Peace Foundation’s National Survivors Assistance Network

15:00 Table Discussion | Panel Q&A

15:30 Recovery, Resilience and Readiness – call to action and keynote address
Lewis Lukens – US Deputy Chief of Mission (US Embassy London)

15:45 the Right to Peace – what happens next
Nick Taylor

16:00 Close

REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN – JOIN THE WAITING LIST FOR TICKETS HERE