Please put the local celebration of the 2019 United Nations International Day of Peace on your calendar. We will be holding it on the Boston Common (near the Park Street MBTA station).
The celebration (our tenth annual) will be focused on the United Nations’ theme for the 2019 – Climate Action for Peace – and the need for peace with justice for all in our community and around the world. The program will include brief presentations by local peacemakers about their work, performances of music, dance, song, and poetry, and activities for children. It will conclude with the reading of a list of recent local victims of violence. We will then walk to the nearby Garden of Peace to pray for peace among stones engraved with the names of local victims of violence.
Please help us celebrate peacemaking and nonviolence at the local UN International Day of Peace gathering. We are hoping you will attend this program. If you choose to become a member of the planning committee, you could shape the program of this year’s celebration. We would also appreciate any suggestions for performers or speakers focusing on the event’s theme.