Everybody is invited to celebrate The International Day of Peace at Lydgate Park on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai (IROK). This years’ United Nations theme for this event is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All.”
Enjoy free admission & free food, music, crafts and entertainment for the whole family. Pets are also welcome.
Centered at Lydgate Park Main Pavilion (near Kamalani Playground), the Peace Day program will feature cultural performances, local performing artists Michael and Carrie Fox; Joyful Noise taiko drummers; ambassadors of peace discussions; teen-led reflections on peace; crafts and activities for children of all ages; a message from the mayor; and free international food potluck by local Kauai chefs. The event is free.
A special feature will be two veterans of World War II being interviewed by veteran reporter and photographer, Dennis Fujimoto, of The Garden Island newspaper, seeking their ideas about building peace.
Adults and teens will have the opportunity to break up into small groups in which each person will have the opportunity to share their ideas about peace.
All keiki who attend will be invited to fold an origami peace crane, color a peace mandala, receive a dove balloon, and will be led in a simple song of peace.
The International Day of Peace was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001. In 2007, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to officially commemorate Peace Day in harmony with the UN resolution. IROK has sponsored an annual celebration of peace every year since.
IROK was formed in 2005 to bring together representatives of all religions to encourage harmony, understanding, and community service from an interfaith cooperative stance. For more information about the Lydgate Park Peace gathering contact Jeffrey Pears at 634-9992. (firstname.lastname@example.org) , or the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai website www. interfaithroundtableofkauai. org.
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