Date(s) - 11/10/2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wales' Temple of Peace & Health
- Academi Heddwch
- Events organised in partnership with WCIA
- Global Action
- Global Learning
- Global Partnership
- Peace Heritage
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) on 11 October 1973 – alongside international youth service UNA Exchange – WCIA invite friends, alumni and local communities to join us in a very special ‘internationalists gathering’ that will look both backwards and forwards at WCIA and Wales’ role in the world: celebrating achievements and progress of the last half a century, and futurescaping how we might shape the next half century. This event will launch #WCIA50, 6 months of creative and participatory activities and events to shape WCIA’s long term strategic plan, built into the WCIA50 programme.
As well as welcoming back alumni involved with WCIA and UNA Exchange over the last 50 years to say ‘thank you’, this event will include an archives display and heritage exhibition spotlighting key moments from 1973 to 2023; some short ‘speakers reflections’, and the opportunity to discuss and network in round tables of internationalists with shared interests. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
How we can shape Wales’ world of 2073, how will our grandchildren’s grandchildren – perhaps at WCIA’s Centenary – judge our efforts for future generations? How will our generation be seen in Wales’ internationalist history, alongside those who founded the Welsh League of Nations in 1923, the Temple of Peace in 1938, WCIA in 1973, or Welsh devolution post-1997? This event will launch 6 months of creative and participatory activities and events to shape WCIA’s long term strategic plan, built into the WCIA50 programme. WCIA will also be offering an anniversary Temple Tour – Register here. About Wales’ Temple of Peace Wales’ memorial to the fallen of WW1 – housing within its crypt, the Book of Remembrance from the Great War – the Temple of Peace & Health was a memorial with purpose: to bring together the people of Wales and the world in international coooperation to rid the world of the twin scourges of war and disease. Since the 1930s it has been home to social movements from the League of Nations Union and International Youth Service, to today’s Welsh Centre for International Affairs – and catalyst for thousands of volunteers and communities building relationships across the world. Find out more on a Temple Tour.