The MIR Centre for Peace on the Castlegar campus.

Celebrating peace at Selkirk College

All are invited to participate at the International Day of Peace Observance this Saturday

All are invited to participate at the International Day of Peace Observance this Saturday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar, on the Selkirk College Campus grounds.

The program includes a short vigil, local speakers and musical entertainment.

The public is encouraged to attend this United Nations proclaimed event in support of peace and social justice.

Immediately following the observance, Tiffany Easthom, the country director in South Sudan for Nonviolent Peace force, will speak on how specially trained unarmed civilians have been reducing the violence of the armed conflict in South Sudan.  Her talk is entitled Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping:  A New Strategy for a Nonviolent World. Tickets are available at the door. Adults $16 Students/Seniors $13.

International Day of Peace observance is sponsored by the Kootenay Region Branch United Nations Association in Canada and USCC Working Groups.

For more information contact 250-365-7805.


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