We have great plans for the Month of Peace -- with some new events along with our traditional ones. Some highlights:
-- There will be PFP workshops in the Providence Community Libraries for the fourth year in a row.
-- Our Peace Art Exhibit has lots of beautiful and engaging work -- by local professional artists as well as several posters by middle schoolers for the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. We're will be part of Gallery Night during September. This is a first for us.
-- There is a Walk Across RI for Peace and Justice, beginning on Thursday 9/11. We've been wanting to do something like this for a long time. This year the wonderful Martha Yager and Karina Lutz have organized it! You might like to walk all of it or just a few miles.
-- There will be peace flag making at four festivals this year -- RiverFest (Woonsocket), Slater Mill Fall Festival, Day of Honor at RWP Zoo and the Heritage Festival. We really need more volunteers for these four events.
--Our Peace Walk will be part of a whole Day of Peace events in Providence. The Heritage Festival goes from 12 noon to 5:00. Our Peace Walk is downtown from 4:00 to 6:00. FirstWorks/Art, Culture & Tourism is hosting a wonderful concert at the Skating Rink. FirstWorks/Art, Culture & Tourism is also going to promote our Peace Walk along with their concert and the Heritage festival. This is a great help for us.
-- You can also check out PARK(ing) Day, Voices of Peace concert, Aurea's Not About Heroesand more. There is a wide variety of programming. Hope you find a few you'd like to be part of.
-- For those of you in South County, URI Kingston will be hosting an event on Sept 18. Please contact www.uri.edu/nonviolence to get more information. It would be great to have people from the outside community observing Peace Day with the students and faculty. There will also be an event at the Unitarian Congregation of So. County in Peace Dale on Sun 9/21.