PeaceDay 2017

Art, expression marked campus activities for Peace Day, 2017
PeaceDay 2017

Peace Day, 2017 - Peace Expressions

September 21, 2017

Credits: M.C.—Logan Stearman
Parkview IGA, Springfield, KY

  • Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Program, Blake Gerstner
  • ISL&RP Northern Ireland, Kylee Lowes and Maddie Witcher
  • Professor Cherie Dawson-Edwards
  • LGBT Center
  • Resilient Families Project, Savanna Cooper and Elias Chavez
  • Student Government Association, Vishnu Tirumala
  • Martin Luther King Scholars, Elizabeth Peña and Hinna Williams
  • Engage Lead Serve Board, Peggy Schnell
  • Psi Chi, Madison Smith
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Bayley Amburgey
  • Anne Braden Institute, Laura Valentine, Amberli Seay, Kelly Weaver
  • Women 4 Women, Tahja Brown
  • From ROTC to Peace Studies, Professor Russell Vandenbroucke

The General Assembly of the United Nations established The International Day of Peace in 1981.This annual day, September 21, provides an opportunity for people around the world to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, millions of people around the world participate each year. The University of Louisville has commemorated what we call PeaceDay annually since 2011.

For more information U.N. International Day of Peace website.

This undergraduate certificate program is open to any student with any major in any college. Requiring only 12 credits, including an elective met by an approved course from twenty different departments, the PJCT certificate is added to a student's transcript upon graduation.

Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on: analyzing conflict and its causes; transforming conflict through nonviolent methods; and practicing peacebuilding individually, locally, nationally, and internationally. The PJCT program provides life skills that employers seek: listening, cross-cultural communication, understanding conflict, and developing the ability to work through conflict.

More information on the PJCT certificate.

A new RSO on campus, SAPJ strives to bring together individuals that want to create and encourage peacebuilding in our community. Bring your peace passions, and let’s do something with them!

Interested? Please provide your contact information at our table tonight, or email Savanna Cooper at

Peace Day 2017 Talks


Peace Day 2017 I am poster

Peace Day 2017 selfie in I am for Peace frame #Peace Day
Peace Day 2017 selfie in I am for Peace frame #Peace Day
Peace Day 2017 selfie in I am for Peace frame #Peace Day
Peace Day 2017 selfie in I am for Peace frame #Peace Day