35th Anniversary of Peace Day in Chicago
an article by WBEZ Radio
Chicago is home to the longest running official
Peace Day of any city in the world. Our Peace Day
has been around even longer than the United Nations
International Day of Peace.
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Come out to celebrate the diversity of our city
and world and lend your voice to the Call to
Peace. To the sounds of live world music, the
flags of each world nation are presented on stage
as we all make the call, "Peace in..." each
country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Hear from Commissioner Mona Noriega and other
leaders striving to build a Culture of Peace in
our city. Find out what's happening with peace
education in our schools. Enjoy cultural
performances and observe the Minute of Silence for
Peace with the Chicago Consular Corps, students,
members of cultural organizations, business
people, families and folks like you.
More information about this event here.
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Latest reader comment:
It is difficult to find extensive listings of the many events celebrating the International Day of Peace around the world. An exception is the United Religions Initiative which lists events for the IDP 2014 by their affiliates in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, United States and the Philippines.