Join Mission and Ministry on the UN International Day of Peace at the City Hall Celebration in Philadelphia! We'll arrive at City Hall in time for the 11:20 presentation with speakers and music and partake in the glocal moment of silence at 12:00 noon. Email Jackie Newns, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like a ride to/from the Chestnut Hill train station! Commuters, let us know if you want to meet up there. Let's wear CHC shirts!
Wednesday, September 21 (Peace Day)
11:20am – 12:30pm
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia will join with groups and organizations around the world to make this global day of local opportunity. The global Peace Day theme, set by the United Nations, is End Racism. Build Peace. Guests will speak to this theme and we will share in the global act of observing one minute of silence at 12 noon. Live music and poetry will also be a part of this event.
Special speakers will include:
– Romana Lee-Akiyama, MSS, MLSP, Director – Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement
– Kia Ghee, Esq., Executive Director- Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
Performers will include
– L’Tajh Carter – Poetry
– Marcy Francis and Jan Jeffries – Drumming
– Hugh Taft-Morales – guitar and singing
We welcome people to “Chalk 4 Peace” by sharing words and images of peace with sidewalk chalk. Creating peace buttons (thanks to Artwell) will also take place.