SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HOSTS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
MANUEL HERRERA JR PARK –PEACE GARDEN
5901 S. Fiesta Ave. (near S. 12th Ave. and W. Drexel Rd.)
September 21st is the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated throughout the world. It is dedicated to world peace focusing on the absence of war and violence.
Here in Tucson Beki Quintero, Founder of the Sunnyside Peace Garden and young author and peace activist, Levi Fallavollita are holding a special event in the Peace Garden which is located at: 5901 S. Fiesta. Levi will read his book “The Good The Bad and The Bullies” and there will be a time for question and answers.
Several organizations will be present assisting with kid friendly activities focusing on peace.
DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2013
PLACE: In the Peace Garden located in Manuel Herrera Jr. Park, 5901 S. Fiesta Ave.
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, with support from Councilmember Regina Romero and City of Tucson Parks and Recreation West District Office will host the event.
The event is fun, free and open to the public.
More Info contact : Beki Quintero
President, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
Haven’t heard much about this International Day of Peace, but here’s info from www.internationaldayofpeace.org:
The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.” The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982 on the opening day of the General Assembly.
In 2002 the UN General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent annual date for the International Day of Peace.