Just Peace Month: 2022 October Highlights. Help Bring Peace and Justice to Life!

By Sarah Bumberger

With events including film screenings, walking tours, and workshops: Just Peace Month (September 21 – October 24) is an opportunity for everyone to find out more about the peace and justice organisations, local and international; large and small, working in The Hague. The theme for the month is ‘Hope in Times of Adversity’, and there’s plenty of events and happenings to get involved with!  

Here’s a guide to the events and happenings in October. 

On October 9, Filmhuis Den Haag will be screening an exciting and emotional story: ‘Eternal Springs’ (2022) produced by Jason Loftus. A powerful animated documentary about unprecedented courage and life under totalitarian rule: certainly worth a watch! 

If you’re an artist or a culture buff interested in re-enacting historical events, look no further: Stroom Den Haag will be hosting a seminar on ‘Reenactment’ as an Artistic Strategy’, particularly in relation to the staging of acts of state violence. Join the event on October 15 to exchange knowledge, tools, and ideas. 

And the Just Peace Open Day, October 16, is all across the city, too! More than 20 organisations have their own programmes during the day. All will give the chance to look behind the doors of famous buildings – so come & get an inside view of international justice. 

Later this month, on October 19, the Oranjehotel will be giving a workshop on the ‘Expressions of Hope. The embroidery in the Oranjehotel and other hopeful stories’. Meet Curator Maia Bijl who will be showing a number of pieces from this collection that have never been exhibited before.  

Throughout the month, Just Peace and partners will be offering Walking Tours in the International Zone of the City of The Hague. If you’ve always wanted to take a glimpse behind the scenes of Europol, OPCW and the courts of the Peace Palace, now is your chance! The guided tours are available in Dutch & English! 

Would you like to see the whole programme? Click here to find out about the various events across Just Peace Month.