News and Events
Listen to the stories of the Syrian Refugees and find out their stories. Free at Thrust Theatre on September 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Four events over two days to commemorate Peace Day 2016. September 21 and 22, 2016.
Week Without Violence, Sept. 21-25 (Random Acts of Kindness: any date, time, or place!)
At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015, Steve Beshear, Democratic governor of Kentucky, officially opened a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Lexington. At precisely the same time, Nikki Barber, Republican governor of South Carolina, presided at the lowering of the Confederate flag. The juxtaposition is coincidental, but the intense emotions enveloping the aftermath of two lost causes are not, despite the 150 years and 8000 miles separating them.
Every August, as the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approach, comments resume about American decisions at the end of World War II. Despite the passage of 65 years, heated opinions are repeated as fact and myths become immortalized as truths. Beyond distorting the historical record, wishful thinking about it leads us to repeat past mistakes in new ways against new enemies.
Featuring South African poet-performer Diana Ferrus giving a spoken-word performance titled "A Hard Walk to Dignity: South Africa 20 Years After Apartheid" and a showing of the film, “12 Years A Slave”.
Peace Day Concert at the Red Barn, Feathuring Adam Dahmer, The American Dream, Zachary Todd, The Bamboozle Breakdancing Crew.
International Day of Peace and Peace Studies Symposium September 20-22, 2012.