SJ Committee International Day of Peace Celebration

Sunday, Sept. 18th, from 2-4, at Whispering Pines Park in Monterey UUCMP along with the Peace Coalition of Monterey County will be celebrating the 41st anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace. This year’s theme is “End Racism: Build Peace”. The UN has a different theme each year. We would love a large turn out for this event!

Our main speaker will be Daniel Summerhill, Monterey County’s Poet Laureate. He is a teacher of creative writing at CSUMB and the author of 2 books of poetry. We are very excited to have him share some of his amazing poetry with us, and he may also come up with some kind of spontaneous poetry writing exercise for the audience members, on the theme of the day. We are also pleased to feature Juan Sanchez of Palenke Arts. He may be bringing a couple of young dancers with him to perform, but he will definitely sing us a song or two. Dave Holodiloff and friends will be playing wonderful steel-drum Middle Eastern, Indian, and Eastern European music. Lisa Wartinger, former president of United Nations Association (Monterey Bay Chapter), will begin by giving a brief history of Intl. Day of Peace. Come join us!