#defyhatenow’s theme for the UN International Day of peace happening on Sept 21st,  2022 is:

 How does racism affect response to conflict and peace-building?

The Jam will be hosted online.

#peacejam2022 banner with topic "Racism and the response to conflict"
The #defyhatenow PeaceJam

The first #defyhatenow social media #peacejam took place in Juba, South Sudan, in 2015 and has become a key #defyhatenow milestone event since.

We use the #PeaceJam to mark the UN International Day of Peace. To “jam” for peace is to improvise peacebuilding without extensive preparation but to develop new ideas and ways of doing things spontaneously with the energy coming from the creative interaction of the participants. 

The broader #defyhatenow topic we hope to understand is; Why is it difficult to talk about racism? We are joining the United Nations in standing up against acts of hate online and offline, supporting the global calls for peace, and jamming with people from all over to look at new ways to end violent conflict. 

This year, we hope to explore: How racism affects the response to conflict and peace-building?


Event moderated by: Solomon Enowkom
Panel discussion moderator: Valerie Viban

Schedule Time: 13:00hrs – 16:00hrs Yaounde / 14:00hrs Berlin/Juba  / 15:00hrs Nairobi


#PeaceJamLive2022 Discussion
Panel Discussion  on the topic:
“How does racism affect response to conflict and peace-building?”

Solomon Enowmanyi

Event moderator

Ngala Desmond

PeaceJam2022 Intro Session

Valerie Viban

Panel Discussion Moderator

Mugethi Gitau


Fogha MC Cornilius


Temesgen Kahsay


Nana Yaw


Comfort Mussa



Mac Alunge

Spoken Word Artist

Sandy Nyangha

Spoken Word Poet

Mumbi Macharia




Ber Anena


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