September Newsletter

Sept 2015International Day of Peace at the P&J

Monday, September 21, 4pm – 8pm

Join us to celebrate a day of peace activities honoring the UN International Day of Peace 2015 and in coordination with the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions (Sept. 20-27).

4pm-5:45pm: Nonviolence and the Struggle for Justice - This interactive forum will explore the principles and practices of nonviolence in the context of contemporary struggles for justice and an end to oppression. A panel of committed social justice activists and nonviolence practitioners will explore, with the participants, their own commitments, beliefs and perspectives. Panel: Albino Garcia (La Plazita Institute), Dr. Jamal Martin (UNM Peace Studies Program), and additional Social Justice practitioners.

5:45-6:30pm: Food - frito pie treats prepared by the P&J's own Peace Café. 

6:30-7:30pm: Poetry – New Mexico poets, headed by Mary Oishi, will read their Peace Poems in partnership with the Austin-based “Poems for Peace” project, joining poets nationwide that day in the goal to read a million poems for peace. Mike Swick will video this reading, to become part of a Poems For Peace collaborative work that will be available online later. 

7:30- 8pm: Candlelight vigil - flute by Cliff Wilkie. Sponsored by the Creating Peace Project of the Peace & Justice Center, the United Nations Association USA Albuquerque Chapter and UNM Peace and Justice Studies Program 

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