International Peace Day Celebration
37th Anniversary of Peace Day in Chicago

Friday September 18, 2015 ~ Noon to 1 pm
Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.

Inaugural Global Peace Picnic
Commemorating UN International Day of Peace
Featuring: Boogat, DJ Ushka and Future Rootz DJ Collective
Sunday, September 20, 2015 ~ 12 pm to 7 pm
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
Volunteer to help at our information table by selecting a one hour shift!
Join Chicago’s remarkable tradition of coming together in support of peacebuilding in families, schools, communities, our beloved city and beyond. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The 2015 theme is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. UNA-GCC will be present to promote UN initiatives and projects this weekend. We will provide information to advocate our work and the UN's International Peace Day, which includes a pledge of non-violence and cease-fire.  The UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace!
The Peace Day Celebration includes live music, speakers, cultural performances and Minute of Silence for Peace. Chicago sends peace to the world during the Call to Peace and World Peace Flag Ceremony, a colorful procession of the world’s flags carried by members of the Chicago Consular Corps, representatives of ethnic and cultural institutions, students and volunteers. Our UNA-GCC President Kerith Iverson will carry the UN flag.  Lend your voice to the Call as everyone on the Plaza says together, “Peace in [each country]” while each flag is beautifully presented on stage. Be part of this unforgettable experience of peace!
       The Inaugural Peace Picnic is part of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' (DCASE's) 17th Annual World Music Festival in Chicago (the largest of its kind in the U.S.) from September 11–22 
in 18 venues throughout the City.  The free festival has been expanded to 12 days and includes more than 50 acclaimed musicians and groups representing 25 countries, states and territories from around the globe presenting diverse music from around the globe with 70 performances. Volunteer to help at our information table!
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