In 1984 an IRA bomb, planted in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, killed Jo Berry’s father. Jo knew she had a choice: to harbour feelings of hatred and anger, or to seek understanding and so bring peace back into her life. She chose peace.
Following his release from prison Jo sought out a meeting with Patrick Magee, the Brighton bomber. And from that initial three hours spent together Jo and Patrick have formed a remarkable friendship, based on compassion and respect. For the past 16 years they have travelled the world spreading a message of peace and understanding. Jo will share her powerful story and talk about her Charity, Building Bridges for Peace. With political, religious and racial divides seemingly deepening as global and local events unfold, Jo will offer a story of hope. And will inspire us to see the humanity in those who at first appear to be our adversaries. After Jo’s talk, there will be time for audience questions and discussion.
This event is hosted by the Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice, and chaired by Professor Todd Landman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Free, all welcome. Please book online.
14 December 2023