Wednesday, September 20, 2017



Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology
Arkansas Peace Week Events Sept. 20 & 21

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Featured Arkansas Peace Week Events September 20 & 21

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Wed Sep 20, 2017

National Bird Screening hosted by Faith Voices Arkansas
·         6pm - First United Methodist Church, 723 Center St, LR
Central High Desegregation-Past, Present, & Future · Hosted by LRCL
·         6:30pm - UUCLR 1818 Reservoir Rd, LR
Peace Vigil hosted by Little Rock Quaker Meeting
·         6:45pm –  Quaker Meeting, 3415 W Markham St, LR,
Baha'i Community of NLR Devotional on Peace
·         7pm - 1208 Kierre Dr, NLR
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi – UA Distinguished Lecture Series 7pm - Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain St

Thu Sep 21, 2017
Peace One Day – hosted by Culture Network, Interfaith Network & UAFS
·         5pm - Paul Latture Conference Center - UAFS, Fort Smith
Victory Over Violence: Impact of Crime on Education
·         7pm - Clinton School of Public Service, LR
Peace Vigil and Dedication at Hendrix College
·         8pm - Brick Pit at Hendrix College
International Day of Peace Vigil
·         8:30pm – Clinton Presidential Center Grounds


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2017 Peace Day ThemeTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

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The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, there are many ways to participate in Peace Day! We invite you to create a public or private activity related to peace, spread the word about Peace Day and/or attend an event in your community. LEARN MORE

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Mongolian peacekeepers of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) stand in formation during a medal ceremony at their base.  UN Photo/Martine Perret
Mongolian peacekeepers of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) stand in formation during a medal ceremony at their base. UN Photo/Martine Perret
On 15 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate [held] the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony.
The United Nations Education Outreach Section will hold a global student videoconference on the same day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at United Nations Headquarters.

LennonOno Grant for Peace
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The LennonOno Grant for Peace is an award presented by artist and peace activist Yoko Ono. The grant, a sum of $50,000, has been awarded biennially to people and organisations chosen by Ono herself since 2002, in honour of Ono's late husband John Lennon.[1]
·         Zvi Goldstein
·         Khalil Rabah[2]
·         Mordechai Vanunu
·         Seymour Hersh[3]
·         Médecins Sans Frontières[4]
·         Iceland
·         Vandana Shiva[5]
·         Josh Fox
·         Barbara Kowalcyk
·         Michael Pollan
·         Alice Walker[1]
·         Lady Gaga
·         Rachel Corrie (awarded posthumously)
·         John Perkins
·         Christopher Hitchens (awarded posthumously)
·         Pussy Riot[6][7]
·         Jann Wenner
·         Jeremy Gilley
·         Art Production Fund
·         Jón Gnarr[8]
2016 [9]
·         Olafur Eliasson
·         Sir Anish Kapoor
·         Katalin Ladik
·         Ai Weiwei
1.     Jump up to:a b "The LennonOno Grant For Peace 2010 – IMAGINE PEACE". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
2.     Jump up^ "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - Ono launches peace prize". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
3.     Jump up^ "VANUNU RECEIVES LENNON ONO PEACE GRANT AWARD". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
4.     Jump up^ Colothan, Scott. "Lennon Ono Grant For Peace Awarded - Gigwise". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
5.     Jump up^ Review, Iceland (10 October 2008). "Yoko Ono Grants Iceland Peace Award". Retrieved 7 December 2016.
7.     Jump up^ "Yoko Ono to give John Lennon peace award to Pussy Riot - NME". 19 September 2012. Retrieved 7 December2016.
9.     Jump up^ "Sculptor Anish Kapoor among winners of Lennon Ono peace prize". News & Star online. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.

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