Peace One Day
Students and community members throughout the greater OKC area will participate in the 7th Annual International Day of Peace Celebration. The event is being held September 20 in Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University, starting with a Drum Circle at 4:00pm. The program begins at 5:00pm. As in previous years, we'll enjoy the pinwheel creations of students from the Oklahoma City metro area, live music, multicultural performances, activity booths, and fun.
Students around the metro area are creating pinwheels representing peace and harmony as part of the Pinwheels for Peace Project. As students create Pinwheels for Peace for the International Day Celebration, they are asked to draw and write on their pinwheels their personal meaning of Peace and to connect to the PEACE ONE DAY GLOBAL TRUCE 2013 overarching question: Who will you make peace with?. Their pinwheels make a visual statement of their hope for a kinder world and their personal contribution to being the change they want to see. Their message awakens our community to what the next generation is thinking. The idea of two Florida art teachers in 2005, has become an international celebration and an avenue for learners of all ages to show their contribution to the United Nations' International Day of Peace.
Musician and Artist Steve McLinn of Ojas Music will lead us in a multicultural celebration of dance and music. Kicking off the event at 4:00 will be a drum circle. You are invited to bring a drum and join the fun! Performances at the celebration will include music and dances from around the globe.
In today's world, peace needs to become more than just a word. Students are bombarded with television images, video games, and magazine and newspaper articles that promote conflict and war. Through the Pinwheels for Peace Festival, we help the students make a public visual statement about their feelings about war and peace, tolerance and cooperation, harmony and unity. It will awaken our community to what the next generation is thinking.
Display and Activity Tables will provide information from our sponsor groups about peace -promoting peace within ourselves, among groups and with our environment.