International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.
East Greenwich, RI held a local celebration to recognize the International Day of Peace. The event included a walk through the community and guest speakers.
Bob Houghtaling: Director, East Greenwich Drug Program
Lindsay Daskalopoulos: Clinical Social Worker, Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, Civic Activist
Chuck Wilson: Founder & Executive Director of Even Field
Tupten Tendhar: from the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at URI
Andrew Maksymowicz: President, ‘Too Much Too Soon’
Dr. Lewis Dodley
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