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Month of Peace in Rhode Island
September 1 to 30, 2013
The Month of Peace in Rhode Island expands our celebrations of the United Nations International Day of Peace (9/21). The Month is being organized by Ginny Fox, Executive Director of the Peace Flag Project (PFP). Joining PFP in these celebrations are many wonderful people and organizations throughout our state.
The UN International Day of Peace is a day for the people of the world to focus on peace and come together in peaceful celebrations, suspending conflict and discord. It is a day for ordinary people, not public officials or diplomats or academics, to join together for a day of harmony.
Here in RI, we have expanded the Peace Day to Peace Month to give more attention to the organizations, events and people who work for the public good throughout the year. One day just wasn’t enough.
Our Peace Month calendar includes special peace events or civic events that are reflective of a peaceful world. Please check our website and the participating organizations’ websites for updates and further details. See also The Peace Flag Project on Facebook.
Month of Peace Events — September 1 to 30, 2013
Events during September will be special peace events or events occurring during September that are reflective of a peaceful world. A tentative schedule of events is below.
All events are free and open to the public. Please check for updates and additional info:
Peace Art Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, First Unitarian Church of Providence www.firstunitarianprov.org
Providence Community Libraries, Peace Flag Workshops and Peace Flag Exhibits in all 9 Community Libraries. Join a group at your local library and make a Peace Flag or two! www.provcomlib.org PFP
Providence Community Library joins with the Peace Flag Project
to offer a workshop at each of our nine libraries for people of all
ages to make their own peace flag. The flags will be on display
at each library during September, 2013 celebrating the Month
of Peace and the International Day of Peace – September 21st
September 9 Washington Park Library @ 4:00pm
September 10 South Providence Library @ 4:00pm
September 11 Fox Point Library @ 3:30pm
September 12 Wanskuck Library @ 3:00pm
September 14 Rochambeau Library @ 3:30pm
September 16 Olneyville Library @ 4:00pm
September 17 Smith Hill Library @ 3:30pm
September 24 Mt. Pleasant Library @ 3:30pm
September 27 Knight Memorial Library @ 3:30pm
(Please check back for updates and further details.)
9/11, Wed 6:30PM — Postcards for Peace Project, Susan Fox (Expressive Arts Program, Salve Regina Univ.) North Kingstown Public Library, N. Kingstown. Learn about peace and Peace Day and create reminder postcards for friends!
9/14 Sat — 36th Annual Heritage Festival, 12 noon to 6:00 pm, Roger Williams National Memorial 282 North Main Street, Prov. RI’s premier event to honor the amazing diversity in our small state. PFP
9/19 Thur – URI Kingston Celebration of UN Peace Day, URI Campus, Kingston. 11:00-3:00 there will be Peace Activities on the Quad. 7:00PM there will be a Peace Vigil on the Quad and at 8:00PM there will be a Peace Day Program in the Multicultural Center. For more information please visit http://web.uri.edu/nonviolence PFP
9/21 Sat — UN International Day of Peace www.internationaldayofpeace.org
The Peace Flag Project will host a Peace Walk for Peace Day at India Point Park located on Gano Street in Providence. Please Gather between 11:00am and 12 noon. The Walk will begin promptly at noon. The walk will close with Interfaith Clergy Prayers for Peace.
9/22 Sun – Peace Film Festival at Friends’ Meeting House, 99 Morris Ave, Providence. Two films will be shown, one at 3:00 PM which will be “Five Broken Cameras” and one at 7:00 PM, which will be “Living Along the Fence Line” For more information, please visit https://afsc.org/office/providence-ri
9/22 Sun – Slater Park Festival, Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI Part of the fabulous Pawtucket Arts Festival 9/7 to 9/?
9/30 Mon — Nonviolence Training for Elected Officials, Institute for Study & Practice of Nonviolence, 10:00 to 12 noon, 265 Oxford Street, Prov, www.nonviolenceinstitute.org This event is by invitation only.
9/30 Mon – Holly Near Concert with special guests Emma’s Revolution, First Unitarian Church of Providence, 7:00 pm, Benefit & Benevolent St, Providence. Tickets for this event will be $20.00 and available at the door. For more information, please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=ao7e7vqq3vuf52e22fb
PFP – Peace Flag Workshops will be at these events.