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Poems for Peace

September 04, 2018 FREE!

Umluaf Sculpture Garden
6:00-8:00 PM

Join us for September's UMLAUF After Dark! We're excited to partner with Peace Day Austin to host Poems for Peace on September 4th.

Poems for Peace will be an evening of impassioned poets, actors, and advocates sharing poetry in the tranquil twilight environment of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden. Hear what inspired their selections on Peace as we look towards celebrating Peace Day throughout Austin in September.

Hosted by KMFA Classical 89.5's Dianne Donovan.

Readings by Robert Faires, Wendi Aarons, Rudy Ramirez, A.J. Bingham, Paul Beutel, Simone Talma Flowers, Laurie Filipelli, and others.

UMLAUF Members - join us for a VIP Happy Hour from 5-6 pm!

September 11 - 21, 2018

"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 since 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 8 - September 23, 2018 FREE!

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 19, 2018

Mabee Ballroom, St. Edward's University
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mabee Ballroom
Robert and Pearl Ragsdale Center, St Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave.

GlobalAustin, a nonprofit international education organization based in Austin, Texas, in partnership St. Edward's University, will host Peace Through Diplomacy.  Featured Speaker:  Kevin Tuerff, authority of 'Channel of Peace:  Stranded in Gander on 9/11'. The Conversation will take place on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 – 9:00p.m. at the Mabee Ballroom, St Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 

Please join us for an exciting and enjoyable evening!  

Tickets are $40 and limited.  Please RSVP here by NOON on September 17, 2018.  

September 20, 2018

Ireland House
Time 7:00-8:30 PM
Ireland House, Consulate General of Ireland
515 S Congress Ave. #1720

Hosted by Adrian Farrell, Consul-General of Ireland

Join the United Nations Association, Austin Chapter,Consulate General of Ireland and the Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, Austin Community College for Pathway to Peace, a celebration of Eleven Days of Peace in Austin.

Keynote Speaker : Dr Shirin Khosropour, Director; Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, ACC

From 7:00 to 8:30pm

As seating is limited, we request you to rsvp by 5pm September 15th, 2018.

Please bring a copy of your reservation to be admitted into the consulate.

September 21, 2018

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

Human Peace Sign at Maplewood Elementary

September 21, 2018

Maplewood Elementary
9:00 AM
3808 Maplewood Avenue
Austin Texas 78722

Maplewood Elementary's mission is to "Increase the Peace". Maplewood emphasizes on Social Emotional Learning practices throughout the school, helping students foster the self-awareness needed for emotional regulation, empathy for one another, and many other important peacemaking skills.

 

On Friday, September 21, Maplewood Elementary's entire campus of 500 PreK-6th grade students, staff, and parents will assemble in the form of a Peace Sign. This event will be documented with a drone camera.

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

September 21, 2018 FREE!

Austin City Hall
10:00 AM

Mayor Steve Adler, Assistant Police Chief Justin Newsom 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, music by Haydn Vitera, poetry with Robert Faires and more. 

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

September 21, 2018

Symbol of Peace and Gratitude at the Zilker Japanese Gardens
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd. 
Austin Texas 78746

Join speaker Evan Taniguchi, grandson of Isamu Taniguchi who conceived and built the Japanese Gardens in ZilkerBotanical Gardens as a gift to the City of Austin in gratitude for his life here and all that he enjoyed. Evan will reference "The Train to Crystal City" a book written about the mandatory Japanese internment camps during World War II that imprisoned his grandfather during this period. We will display recent Ikebana, or Japanese floral arrangements, tour the gardens and enjoy a delicious luncheon together.

Tickets are $15. Click MORE INFO for reserve your seat. 

September 21, 2018 FREE!

Capitol Rotunda
12NOON - 1:00 PM
Texas State Capitol Rotunda
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin Texas 78701

In celebration of Peace Day Austin, Classical Music for the World brings this International Peace Concert to the Texas State Capitol Rotunda to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace. This International Peace Day concert is sending out a message to inspire and unite people through the medium of classical music.

September 21, 2018

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, 2018

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

September 21, 2018

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, 2018

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 23, 2018 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.

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