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TitleJoan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Hosts International Day of Peace
Date9.16.08
ContactDenise Ward
Contact E-mailwardd, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659, ext. 6994
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Focus to End Conflict, Promote Peace

On Sept. 19, the message of peace and hope around the world will set the tone for the International Day of Peace celebration at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (KIPJ) “Garden of the Sky” on the University of San Diego campus.

The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is hosted by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and will commemorate the United Nations’ day-long celebration. Established by the U.N. in 1982, “Peace Day” includes millions of people around the globe who take part in a variety of events. “Peace Day” is considered a global holiday where the highlight is to end conflict and promote peace.

More than 40 exhibits from peace and social justice organizations will be featured during the San Diego event. The day will be marked with a moment of silence at noon, followed by a white dove release. This is a free and open to the public event.

The event will feature live entertainment, a film showing of “Reversing the Ripples of War,” tours of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and an opportunity to view the international human rights photography exhibit “China’s Olympian Human Rights Challenges.”  

For more information, go to www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies, or call 619-260-7919.

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