UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 2017

United Nations International Day of Peace September 2017
Each year the United Nations International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. It’s a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The 2017 theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” with a focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss proclaims September 21, 2017 as the International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids.
UNIDP events are sponsored by The Institute for Global Education, the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids and the Instruments of Hope

igegr.org  •  (616) 454-1642

Sunday, Sept. 17… a Peace Walk in St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden from 1–1:45 pm on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids mother house at Marywood, 2025 E. Fulton at Lakeside Dr. Sponsored by Instruments of Hope. The Interfaith Peace Service is 2–3 pm at The Dominican Chapel, also at Marywood, followed by a reception.

Sept. 18-22… a Week of Peace Education by proclamation from the Grand Rapids Public Schools in the public schools with a program from the UNIDP website, containing age-appropriate activities for observing peace and celebrating people of different cultures.

Thursday, Sept. 216:30–9 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1100 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids MI.  A presentation on the topic “Just War” by Dr. Michaeleen Kelly, professor of philosophy at Aquinas College. Discussion after with Dr. Kelly and John Koch, veteran, attorney and social worker for Veterans Justice Outreach.

Friday, Sept. 226:30–9 pm, a 50 Years of Young Lords Kick Off Rally at the Wealthy Theater Annex, 1110 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids MI to celebrate Puerto Rican and Latino self-determination and promote neighborhood empowerment. See gvsu.edu/younglords.