Kidoinfo (and me personally) are pleased to promote and support such an amazing project. The Peace Flag Project invites you to join in its 12th annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. The Peace Flag Project is a pro-peace nonprofit based here in Rhode Island, its work is focused on imagining peace, understanding peace, creating peace and being peace. Ginny Fox and The Peace Flag Project team work with people (year-round) to create Peace Flags that reflect positive wishes for the world and organizes an annual celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. For more information about the UN International Day of Peace visit www.un.org/en/events/peaceday.
Peace Fest RI
Come to Peace Fest RI, the highlight of the RI Month of Peace, and join the global celebration of peace on September 19, 2015 in Burnside Park and Kennedy Plaza, Providence from 1:00-4:30.
1:00-3:00 Activities for Peace
Make Peace Flags, Peace Pinwheels, Peace Cranes, Peace T-shirts, tie-dye and more. There will also be a large interactive art project with Cathren Housley, stories with Len Cabral, Rolling Puppet Machines with Dan Butterworth, food trucks (Rhode Rage, Presto Strange O, Gotta Q BBQ) and other entertainment. A number of RI’s hard-working nonprofits and community organizations will have tables to provide information and activities. The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies (URI), Center for Southeast Asians, The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, Kidoinfo, One World Un Mundo, Moms Demand Action, Mt. Hope Learning Center, Project Night Vision, Providence Books Through Bars, Providence Lady Project, RI Coalition Against Gun Violence, RI for Community and Justice, URI Master Gardeners, and more will provide information about their organization, how to be involved, and an activity for all to enjoy.
3:00-3:30 Dance in Peace
All are invited to learn, and join in, the Peace Dance. Rachel Balaban — teacher at Brown, dancer, movement specialist for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease– choreographed the Peace Dance. Her choreography has been recorded and will be on Youtube for all to learn. It will be posted on the Peace Flag Project Facebook Page.
3:30-4:30 Walk in Peace
The Peace Walk has been the traditional ending to our Peace Day festivities for each of our Peace Day events. Led by interfaith clergy and community leaders, we walk slowly and in silence, each step a step for peace. At the end of the Walk, we close Peace Day with interfaith prayers for peace.
RI Month of Peace Special Events, September 2015
There are many other events happening during the RI Month of Peace this September:
- Providence Community Libraries Peace Flag workshops at all of the nine libraries throughout the month of September. Check the Peace Flag Project Facebook Events for specific dates and times.
- Peace Art Exhibit will be on display at the First Unitarian Church of Providence from 9/8-9/30. Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Gallery Opening is Friday, September 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
- 37th Annual Heritage Festival Peace Flag Workshop in Roger Williams National Memorial Park on 9/12 from 12-6.
- Roger Williams Park Zoo Day of Honor Peace Flag Workshop on 9/13 from 11-4.
- URI Kingston Celebration of UN Peace Day Peace Flag Workshop on 9/21 from 11-3.
- Peace Film Festival at the Friends Meeting House (99 Morris Ave, Providence) on 9/26 at 1:00, 3:30 and 7:00.
“The Peace Month is about coming together in peace, to experience and celebrate peace. Creating peace is a job for us, all of us, not something we wait for someone else to do. Each of us as individuals can create more peace by how we live our lives each day. Celebrating UN Peace Day along with millions of people around the world unites us with people of all nations, background, ages, and religions. We are all one, and these peace celebrations help us to acknowledge that,” says Fox, Director and Founder of the The Peace Flag Project.
Join the Peace Flag Project for one, or all of the events, to commemorate the International Day of Peace and help create a more peaceful, just, and unified Rhode Island.
For more information please visit the Peace Flag Project Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Peace-Flag-Project/213692355314025 and Website: http://thepeaceflagproject.org/2015-month-of-peace-ri-peacefest/.