The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
joined with the Chicago Park District present:
2nd Annual Global Peace Picnic
as part of the 18th Annual World Music Festival
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
with Headliner Rocky Dawuni!
Please join UNA-GCC!
"Dawuni’s eloquence, cultural diplomacy and successful melding of music and activism have led him to become a passionate spokesperson for various global causes. He has joined forces with Product (RED), UNICEF, the Carter Center, and the UN Foundation. He has worked on campaigns focused on Guinea worm eradication, environmental issues, women’s health and education, HIV Aids advocacy, peace building and clean water. In 2012, Dawuni was appointed the Tourism and Cultural Ambassador of Ghana and World Ambassador for the Musicians Union of Ghana. The same year, he was named a United Nations Foundation Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an initiative launched by Hillary Clinton, alongside actress Julia Roberts and chef José Andrés. In 2013, Rocky performed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCC) in Warsaw, Poland in front of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and delegates from around the world.
International Peace Day Celebration
Friday September 23, 2016 ~ Noon to 1 pm
Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
UN Day Dinner Celebration
October 24, 2016: 6pm-9pm
Homestead on the Roof, 1924 W. Chicago Ave.
A literal farm-to-table restaurant featuring farm-fresh seasonal fare in its dinner, desserts, and hand-crafted cocktails with a 1,000 square foot organic rooftop garden, two massive vertical hanging gardens, and dozens of planter boxes all filled with vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday. Join the Greater Chicago Chapter of the UNA to honor the work and possibility of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and much more!
Please go to unday2016.bpt.me to register or sponsor!
More details to follow including keynote speaker!
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