Albuquerque P&J invites public to Day of Peace events Thursday, Sept. 21

September 19, 2017

The Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice along with five other groups (United Nations Association, Albuquerque Chapter; NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice; Power Through Peace; Campaign Nonviolence NM; and the UNM Peace Studies Program) invites everyone to two exciting events being held to celebrate UN International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21.

On Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30pm to 8pm there will be a Peace Day Forum at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Dr. SE, on the corner with Silver. Frito Pie will be served; a panel and discussion will discuss the global theme this year, of “Together: Safety, Respect, and Dignity for All.”

Panelists include:

• Dr. Jamal Martin, Director of UNM Peace and Justice Studies

• Brandon Baca, Refugee Well-being Project at UNM

• Jessica Martin, Supervising Attorney, NM Immigrant Law Center

• Daniel Vega, organizer for NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

• Moderator of panel discussion: Dr. Rosemary Blanchard, Chair, Albuquerque Chapter, United Nations Association USA ,

See attached for more information.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3pm to 7pm, we will be hosting a Peace Day Block Party on Silver Avenue, at Harvard, where we will be shutting down traffic and featuring poetry and live music for the community. We will have food trucks, face painting, street chalking, and social justice info tables. Poets include: Nikki Archuleta, Aztatl, Mary Oishi, former ABQ Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy, ABQ Poet Laureate Manuel Gonzales and his daughter Sarita, and Masando Mike Hiraoka. Live music will feature l@sotr@s and Eileen & the In-Betweens, plus the NM Peace Choir, and finally flute by Johnny Alston.

Everyone is warmly welcomed to the Peace Day activities this week!

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