CLIMATE ACTION FOR PEACE
Each year the United Nations International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. It’s a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for
2019 is “Climate Action for Peace”.
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss proclaims September 21, 2019 as the International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids.
U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
un.org/peaceday | #peaceday #climateaction United Nations International Day of Peace (UNIDP) events are sponsored by The Institute for Global Education (igegr.org • (616) 454-1642), the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids and the Instruments of Hope.
September 11, 2019 at 7 pm at the Catholic Information Center, 2nd floor,
360 Division at Wealthy St. Film on Wangari Maathai, World Environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient who started the Green Belt Movement of women planting trees in Kenya. She bravely resisted dictator Daniel Moi and organized women into groups that planted millions of trees. She educated people about resisting development that wasted necessary resources and participation in groups that protected their interests. After the film will be discussion with Deborah Love and Katie Villaire. Free Parking. Lot next to the building off Wealthy Street.
September 16-20, 2019 a Week of Peace Education the Grand Rapids Public Schools will participate by a resolution of appropriate activities from our I.G.E. Program Guide for observing peace and celebrating people of different cultures now in its 36th year. 2019 United Nations theme is “Climate Action for Peace.” Students from Environmental Studies at GVSU will be available to Grand Rapids Public Schools to speak to students about World Peace and Climate Change.
Sunday September 22, 2019 , from 1-1:45pm a Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Marywood Grand Rapids . Bronze sculptures of St. Francis by the local artist Mic Carlson line the pathways. Sponsored by the Instruments of Hope.
Followed by an Interfaith Peace Service from 2 to 3 pm at The Dominican Chapel at Marywood (East Fulton and Lakeside Dr.) and a reception in the Dominican Center. The service includes representatives of many faiths from the community.