Along with others around the world, the Center for Living Peace celebrated International Day of Peace on September 21, 2010. Our open house offered a full day of free activities, plus yummy homemade brownies baked by our fantabulous volunteer Kathleen! A great time was had by all! Thank you to all of you who joined us and others elsewhere in making world peace a reality!
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity helped children transform recyclables into artworks, and to draw inspiration from the works of Chuck Jones’ joyful cartoons.
Terry LePage attracted a crowd to her ‘teaser’ session for her upcoming series, Everyday Peacemaking: Compassionate Communication Practice Group (for Adults). Spots are still available in this 6 week series running Tuesdays from 7-9pm. Please call (949) 854-5500 or visit the event page to register!
Smiling Monkey Yoga for Kids provided free chances for children to investigate yoga and breathing exercises through fun, play, and imagination.
We also welcomed Blumera, selling their handbags which boast handmade hardware bearing messages such as, “It is for love that the whole universe sprang into existence, and it is for the sake of love that it is kept going.”
Victory Over Violence, a non-profit that addresses the alarming escalation of violence and the decreasing respect for life, met with visitors and offered people information.
Author Chip Royston read “Juji: Emelia Makes a Difference” at Peace Day story time in our ‘living peace’ library. Our library contains books for children and adults, and is open Tues-Sat 9-5, plus Tues and Weds evenings.
For the final presentation of the day, UCI’s Olive Tree Initiative presented their travels to the middle east and the work they continue to do to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians abroad and at home. We also screened the documentary film, Peace One Day (2004) by Jeremy Giley, about the history of International Day of Peace.
For more inspiration:
- Learn more about the history of International Day of Peace.
- Watch the intro to the film Peace One Day and see the commemorative 2010 concert.
- Check out the response of young people around the world to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to take a stand for peace.
- Download a “peace recipe,” contributed by www.amareway.org for Peace Day 2010. “It shows that living peacefully is the way to peace, and provides a recipe for that”!
Peace Grl Out.