The Peace Day Austin team would like to thank all its partner organizations, sponsors, and supporters for their help in making this site a reality. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the Peace Day Philly team for inspiring us to create this site and for the many references and support materials related to Peace Day that we were also able to use on our site.  Thank you City of Brotherly Love.

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2016 EVENTS (ADDED DAILY)

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September 11 - September 21, 2016

Any Peace Day Austin activity, service, project, or event can also be part of the Compassion Games. No matter where you are you can perform a Random Act of Kindness, or become a Secret Agent of Compassion and receive a secret mission for each of the eleven days. Are you ready to challenge each other to make the world an even more compassionate place to live? Game On! Register here to play

Questions? Contact compassionateaustin@gmail.com.

September 11 - 21, 2016

BAKED BY AMY'S
13265 North HWY 183

Spread peace throughout Austin with a Baked by Amy's Peace Cookie made exclusively for Peace Day Austin.  

September 11 - 21, 2016

PIRANHA KILLER SUSHI
207 San Jacinto Blvd., #202
Austin, TX  78701

Spread peace in Austin with a selfie and recieve a complimentary edamame or ice cream dessert with the purchase of any signature roll.

Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin any customer who posts a peace selfie and uses the #PKSLove #PeaceDayATX #PeaceSeflie may receive a complimentary edamame or ice cream dessert with the purchase of any signature roll.

Just show your post when you visit Piranha Killer Sushi.  

September 11, 2016

HI Austin Hostel
6:30 PM
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
Austin Texas 78741

HI Austin is partnering with Beyond Our Backyard Storytelling, an internationally focused storytelling event that connects a crowd from Austin and across the globe. The event is hosted in HI Austin's location on Lady Bird Lake. We will be celebrating HI Austin's annual recognition of International Day for Peace. HI USA's mission is to promote peace through cross cultural understanding and what better way to celebrate lessons from abroad than to share epic travel tales! Come celebrate with us as we start a new Austin tradition! 


The theme for the first B.O.B Story event will be "That did not go as planned". The theme is more to inspire our storytellers rather than be a hard fast rule. Every storyteller gets 5-7 minutes.

 

Bring a something to sit on, snacks, and BYOB. We will be in a city park so absolutely no glass allowed, but cans are welcome! Come at 6:30 pm to find the perfect seat and watch the sunset. We will start stories promptly at 7:30 pm.

 

Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. HI USA promotes a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. See more about HI USA's programs and travel scholarships: https://www.hiusa.org/programs/travel-scholarships.

September 14, 2016

RecoveryATX at Infinite Recovery
7 PM
7517 Cameron Rd #118
Austin, TX 78752 

RecoveryATX is a recovery community organization that provides peer-based recovery services and programming to people in and seeking recovery. Join them for their free Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesdays, September 14th & 21st at 7pm, which will be dedicated to Peace.

September 15, 2016

“SHIFTING ALLIANCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST: CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT"
6PM
Highland Business Center, Room 201
5930 Middle Fiskville Road

The GlobalAustin Distinguished Speaker Series will continue Thursday, September 15, with a presentation by Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Ph.D., a renowned expert on international communication, public diplomacy, and U.S. policy in the Middle East. He is the Chair of the Israel Communication Association, the academic and professional organization of scholars serving in departments and schools of communication in all Israeli institutions of higher education.

This Event is presented in collaboration with the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization established to advance international understanding of Israel and the Middle East.  The IPDF seeks to spark debate, promote dialogue, and facilitate a free and frank exchange of views on current regional affairs.

September 17 - 21, 2016

"REESE'S PEACE" special Peace Day ice cream flavor at all Austin locations.
location details at www.amysicecreams.com
Join Amy's Ice Creams in celebrating International Peace Day and Peace Day Austin with a Peace Day flavor created specifically for Peace Day Austin 2016. 
REESE'S PEACE special Peace Day ice cream flavor at all Austin locations.

REESE'S PEACE - Mexican Vanilla with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

September 18, 2016 FREE!

Austin Museum Day is a free, once a year, city-wide rediscovery of Austin museums. It provides the public with FREE access to exhibits and activities and represents more than 40 cultural institutions! A great treat for the whole family! Learn more.

The Red Bench: Interfaith Dialogue that Matters (Topic: Privilege)

September 20, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 PM
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
8134 Mesa Dr. 
Austin, TX 78759

The Red Bench is a dialogue program that encourages people with different world-views to engage in respectful and civil discourse and meaningful conversations to discover shared common values. It is centered on moderated small group discussions that are genuinely respectful and safe. No one has to be an expert on the topic of the month - individual participants are invited to share from their personal experiences and listen with their hears.  The tops if this Red Bench is Privilege.  

Presented by Interfaith Action of Central Texas, iACT@interfaithtexas.org

All participants are welcome, but kids under 13 may not be a good audience.  The admission is free. We ask that you RSVP ahead of time at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4AB0qj-46mjkg9ezkhgqxg_SkTpTlP8I1ZV73vk6yhuNe4A/viewform

September 21, 2016

HI Austin Hostel
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
Austin Texas 78741

HI USA Hostels participates in the Sleep For Peace program. The Austin location brings together travelers from all over the world in conversation and friendship to provide new perspective on global issues and world cultures. Held in tribute to the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21, HI USA will be joined by HI hostels around the world in celebration. #SleepForPeace

Peace Day Austin begins International Peace Day with PEACE DAY AUSTIN Proclamation & Press Conference

September 21, 2016

Austin City Hall
10AM

Mayor Steve Adler, Police Chief Art Acevedo as well as City of Austin dignitaries will recognize and honor both the value of International Peace Day as well as the value of our international visitors and immigrant communities and what they bring to the City. The different participating organizations will also be acknowledged and thanked. Program will include words from Robert Faires, music by Jackie Venson, poetry with young artist Sabeen Noorani and more. 

Peace Doves will be released at the conclusion of this event. 

September 21, 2016

11:55 a.m. - NOON

UT Carillon will ring the University of Texas Tower Bells in celebration of Peace Day Austin and International Peace Day. 

September 21, 2016

12NOON GLOBALLY

Individuals, organizations and countries are being asked to observe a Minute of Silence - Moment of Peace on the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, at 12noon local time. This simple yet profound and practical action demonstrates that personal and planetary peace are one.

“As everyone knows, who takes a moment of silence from time to time, it is what remains that really counts as the moment progresses. And what really counts is life and love and our responsibility to each other. We are connected to all life throughout time and space, shaped by generations past, connected today around the globe, shaping our generations to come. A shared moment of silence to honor this connectedness is a simple and elegant statement of connection to life.”
                 - Astronaut Rusty Schweikart (stated at an International Day of Peace celebration hosted by Pathways to Peace, San Francisco, CA, 1984)

Church Bells Ring in Unity

September 21, 2016

12:01PM
THROUGHOUT AUSTIN 
Churches citywide will ring their bells in unity celebrating Peace Day Austin and International Peace Day.  

September 21, 2016

Austin Intercultural Network
5:00PM FREE
77 Degrees Rooftop
11500 Rock Rose Ave.,
Austin, TX  78758
ages: 21+
Summer 2016 was HOT and a BLAST but now its almost over. We at Austin Intercultural Network would like to celebrate 'Summer of 2016' with style and sophistication. Join us at Austin's newest #1 Rooftop where classy and style meet as we celebrate 'World Peace Day'. 


 

International Day of Peace Celebration

September 21, 2016

Asian American Resource Center
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd.

GlobalAustin, a nonprofit international education organization based in Austin, Texas, in partnership with the Asian American Resource Center and the United Nations Association, will host a celebration in recognition of the 11 Days of Global Unity, which begins on September 11, and culminates on September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The Celebration which will feature music, speakers, and other forms of entertainment, will take place on Wednesday, September 21, from 5:30 – 8:30p.m. at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. Eighty-five international organizations in the Austin area have been invited to participate.

Please join us for an exciting and enjoyable evening!  Free registration is here: https://globalaustin.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events


 

September 21, 2016

RecoveryATX at Infinite Recovery
7 PM
7517 Cameron Rd #118
Austin, TX 78752 

RecoveryATX is a recovery community organization that provides peer-based recovery services and programming to people in and seeking recovery. Join them for their free Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesdays, September 14th & 21st at 7pm, which will be dedicated to Peace.

September 21, 2016

ZACH Theatre
From Dusk to Dawn
Topfer Theatre 202 S. Lamar 
As a proud supporter of Peace Day Austin, ZACH Theatre will close out the International Day of Peace Celebrations with an image projection on the outside wall of the Topfer Theatre - lighting Austin with peace. 

September 21, 2016

The Long Center
From Dusk to Dawn
701 W. Riverside Dr.
The Long Center along with ZACH Theatre will close out the International Day of Peace Celebrations with lighting the Long Center's terrace pillars blue - continuing to light Austin with peace. 

September 24th, 2016

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
3315 El Salido Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Please come join us for a special one hour program. The program will include a short talk, " Where's Peace in Our Troubled World?". There will be opportunities for participants to share experiences/moments of peace in the whirlwinds of life and then there will be a meditation on Peace.
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