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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September 03, 2019

Umluaf Sculpture Garden
6:00-8:00 PM

Join us for our September UMLAUF After Dark on Tuesday the 3rd from 6pm - 8pm! We're featuring a special performance in collaboration with Peace Day Austin. We'll hear poetry readings from prominent Austinites sharing what peace means to them. Plus drinks from Austin Beerworks and Tito's Handmade Vodka. You can shop handmade goods and art from Ruby & Violet. We'll have lawn games, food from Urban Cowboy Southern 

 

Hosted by KMFA Classical 89.5's Dianne Donovan.

Readings by:

Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

Katherine Catmull, Writer, Playwright and Actor

Steve Moore, American Playwright and Co-founder of Physical Plant Theatre Company

Taisia Kitaiskaia, Russian-American Poet and Writer

Paul Beutel, Retired Arts Advocate
Simone Talma Flowers, Executive Director at Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)

UMLAUF Members - FREE!

$5.00 - GUESTS AND NON-MEMBERS

TICKETS HERE

September 11 - 21, 2019

"PEACE OF CAKE" 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 brand new Peace Day flavor for 2019. "Reese's Peace" has officially retired this year, with "Peace of Cake" now taking over! Since 2016 Amy's Ice Creams has been creating "Peace" flavors specifically for Peace Day Austin. 
PEACE OF CAKE special Peace Day ice cream flavor at all Austin locations.

PEACE  OF CAKE - Chocolate Cake Pieces from Baked by Amy's, Fudge Swirls and Rainbow Sprinkles with Cold Pressed Vanilla Ice Cream

**Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin.

September 11 - September 22, 2019 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 17, 2019 FREE!

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fo Guang Shan Xiang Yun Sing Temple
6720 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78731

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 topics of this Red Bench is Aging.  

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 here

September 13, 2019

Ice Cream Social
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Austin Woman's Club - Chateau Bellevue 
708 San Antonio Street
Austin Texas 78701

Austin Woman's Federated Club invites you to celebrate the life of Suzy Lindeman Snyder, an ambassador of peace through community service, friendship, family values, and leadership.

 

When:  Friday, September 13 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Austin Woman's Club - Chateau Bellevue; 708 San Antonio

What:   Ice Cream Social (lite bites and ice cream)

 

Feel free to wear your Mardi Gras beads, hair bows, and lots of color

 

To purchase tickets, send $25 to AWFC, PO Box 300936, Austin, TX  78703

September 18, 2019

Chateau Bellevue
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chateau Bellevue
708 San Antonio Street

GlobalAustin, a nonprofit international education organization based in Austin, Texas, in association with the Consulates General of Ireland and Mexico cordially invite you to celebrate the Eleven Days of Global Unity at ‘Peace and Prosperity through Economic Diplomacy’.

 

The Eleven Days of Global Unity begin on September 11 and culminate on September 21, the U.N. International Day of Peace. In Austin, this is an opportunity to come together in spirit and action for greater peace.

Economic Diplomacy is a key mechanism for any nation seeking to be a global player by attracting foreign investment, developing trade partnerships and promoting tourism. The overall impact of economic diplomacy transcends beyond governance and international policy development and positively affects global socio political and environmental conditions.

‘Peace and Prosperity through ‘Economic Diplomacy’ GlobalAustin event in partnership with the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce on the evening of September 18, at Chateau Bellevue, Austin TX, recognizes the significance of Economic Statecraft in directing global peace and prosperity. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by a seated dinner.

Evening Program Highlights:

6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Welcome Note – Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin (invited)

Claire McCarthy, Consul General of Ireland

Pablo Marentes González, Consul General of Mexico

Chinese Consul General

8:00 p.m. Post Event Networking

Dress Code: Business

Please join us for an exciting and enjoyable evening!  

Tickets are $55-750 and limited.  Please click MORE INFO for tickets.

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

September 20, 2019 FREE!

Austin City Hall
10:00 AM

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 Austin Gay Men's Chorus, and poetry with emcee Robert Faires and more. 

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

Monarch and Peace Garden Revitalization with Peace Pole Dedication at Joslin Elementary

September 21, 2019 FREE!

Joslin Elementary
8:00  - 10:00 AM Gardening (early bird arrival at 7:00 AM)
10:00 AM Peace Pole Dedication
4500 Manchaca Road
Austin Texas 78745

 

Please join Joslin Elementary School families for a day of service Saturday, September 21, as they work to revitalize their Monarch Butterfly Garden and Peace Garden. Garden clean-up will be from 8:00-11:00 am, with Early Bird arrival at 7:00 am. Garden supplies are limited, so if you are a gardener, please bring your personal tools along with a water bottle and any snacks to keep you going. Joslin's community partner, Austin Java, is generously providing coffee for the event.

This community gathering will be especially special on International Peace Day. In honor of this day they will install and dedicate their new peace pole as the centerpiece of the Peace Garden. The dedication will begin approximately at 10:00 am. Even if you are unable to join for the gardening, please join hands with us around the peace pole as we commit ourselves and our school community to peace in our hearts, our homes, our school, our city, our nation, and the world. 

September 21, 2019 FREE!

Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor
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 for the 3rd Year. This International Peace Day concert is sending out a message to inspire and unite people through the medium of classical music.

The program will include refugee children's singing performance, CMFW musicians' performances, and guest speakers. The detailed program will be announced later in August, and you will be informed.

September 21, 2019

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, 2019

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

September 21, 2019

TINY PIES
Cherry "Peace Pies" and peace symbols for your favorite flavor available at all locations.
location details at www.tinypies.com 

Join Tiny Pies in celebrating International Peace Day and Peace Day Austin with cherry Tiny Pies in all their stores topped with peace symbols on Sept 21st. Additionally, they will have peace symbols avail for customers to top their favorite flavors. Get them while they last!

**Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin.

 

Photo Credit: Lyndon Core

September 21, 2019

EL ALMA
1025 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX  78704

You'll be feeling the peace in the ATX with when you stop by El Alma for their signature Peace Day cocktail, the "Peace 512".

"Peace 512" 512 reposado Thyme infused agave Fresh lime juice Fresh grapefruit juice Cointreau Splash of soda

**Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin.

 

September 21, 2019

EL CHILE
1809 Manor Road
Austin, TX  78722

You say peace, they say paloma, we'll all be saying yummmmm. Stop by El Chile for their signature Peace Day cocktail, the "El Chile Paloma".

"El Chile Paloma" El Milagro Tequila, Luxardo Cherry Liquor, Grapefruit Juice, Splash of Agave Simple, Grapefruit Bitters, Topped with Ginger beer and served with a grapefruit garnish and a black lava salt rim 

**Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin.

 

September 21, 2019

YUYO
1900 Manor Road
Austin, TX  78722

What's even more peaceful than a llama? A Pa'llama. Spread peace in Austin and stop by Yuyo for their signature Peace Day cocktail, the "Pa'llama".

"Pa'llama" Tequila, Grapefruit, lime, tarragon ginger syrup, and soda water.

**Exclusively as a part of Peace Day Austin.

 

September 21, 2019

Peace Symposium: Women as Advocates of Peace
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association (Austin) 
800 Deep Wood Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78681 

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association (Austin) presents the Annual Peace Symposium: 'Women as Advocates of Peace'.
Women, from all walks of life, are invited to celebrate an evening of sisterhood and friendship, building bridges, and spreading the message of peace, tolerance, and harmony.
The program consists of speeches by distinguished guest speakers and an informal Q/A session followed by light refreshments.
What: Peace Symposium: Women as Advocates of Peace
When: Saturday, Sep 21st, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Where: 800 Deep Wood Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681
This is a Women's ONLY Program.
Please RSVP on the link: http://bit.ly/WomenPeace19

Speakers Line up and Keynote:

1. Terry Cook, Williamson County Commissioner, Precinct 1
2. Simone Talma Flowers, Executive Director of (iACT) Interfaith Action of Central Texas
3. Tammy Young, Round Rock City Councilwoman
4. Trellis Gaarder, Community Affairs Specialist for Round Rock Police Department
5. Dr. Deborah Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology, Texas State University
KEYNOTE: Dhiya Tahira Bakr, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association

September 21, 2019 FREE!

Baha'i Faith-Austin
Time 5:00-8:00 PM
Baha-i Faith-Austin
2215 E M. Frankin St.

Join the Austin Chapter of the United Nations Association for the 3rd annual Pathway to Peace event on September 21st, 2019 in partnership with GlobalAustin and Bahai house of worship. From 5:00pm-8:00pm, there will be food and beverage from various cultural origins, and activities and performances for adults and children alike. Please bring your families for an evening of celebration as we join together as community. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP Required - Free.  Click MORE INFO to RSVP. 

September 21, 2019

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, 2019

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 21, 2019

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

September 22, 2019 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.

September 22, 2019 FREE!

Chez Zee American Bistro
Time 4:00-6:00 PM
Chez Zee American Bistro
5406 Balcones Dr.

Ann Finch from Team Brownsville, Inc. and Jennifer Long from Casa Marianella will discuss the struggles and needs of people seeking asylum in our country. They will also share how we can best “do our part” to help with their work. Monetary contributions gratefully accepted.

Light refreshments provided with cash bar.  

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