Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Hosts International Day of Peace

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.”  

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.