This Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies will lead the University of Rhode Island in its celebration of the International Day of Peace.
The Center encourages students to stop by the event to release any stress or tension that they may be feeling, and to fill their hearts with peace. The day will be filled with fun activities such as making peace flags, peace postcards and blowing peace bubbles. In addition, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Amnesty International will be sponsoring informational booths on the quad.
The celebration will be take place on the quadrangle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 1 p.m. all students and faculty are invited to form a human peace sign on the quad, which will be photographed by the Kingston Fire Department’s ladder truck.
Later in the evening at 7 p.m., after the celebration concludes, the Center will be holding a candlelight vigil on the quad to honor those who have given their lives for the cause of nonviolence. The vigil will include readings, music and reflections. For more information, contact the Center for Nonviolence and Peace studies in the Multicultural Center, room 203, or at 401-874-2875. Â Â Â