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Arkansas Peace Week!

Posted by Ryan Hall
10.03.15

Arkansas Celebrated Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions with over 30 Events as ARKANSAS PEACE FEST.

Arkansas Peace Week is organized by a group of individuals and organizations including:  Arkansas Coalition of Peace and Justice, Arkansas WAND, interfaith and civic groups.

There was a variety of events planned throughout the week including nature outings, neighborhood beautifications, meditation sessions, faith gatherings, scholarly discussions, movie screenings, and informational workshops.

We wrapped up Peace Week with Peace Fest on September 26.  The Event featured Music, Speakers, Food, and fun activities for the whole family.

Other events during the week included an Interfaith Program, Meal and Fellowship at the Islamic Center on the International Day of Peace,  Peace Vigils,  Events promoting Social Justice and Nonviolence in our Communities,  Outdoor activities promoting our environment,   Movies exposing sexual assault and promoting nonviolence and peacemaking, Neighborhood gardening and clean-up activities, Public art projects that will beautify our community,  Workshops teaching Alternatives to Violence, Panel discussions and dialogue on Foreign Policy and Ecology,  Fundraisers benefiting Arkansas Food Bank and Dunbar Gardens,  Serving meals for the hungry and needy,  Summits promoting Human Rights and Empowerment and Exhibits exploring African American perspective of the Civil War,  Peace and Social Justice.

Learn more about Arkansas Peace Week at http://arkansaspeaceweek.com/

See photos from Arkansas Peace Week below.

Photos courtesy of Bob Estes

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