SCC to Celebrate International Peace Day on September 21
Southeastern Community College will hold activities in recognition of 30th annual International Peace Day. The event is scheduled from 2 pm to 6:30 pm in the courtyard of SCC’s West Burlington campus.
September 21 is dedicated to peace, and specifically, the absence of war.
SCC instructor Sandy Krell-Andre says that it’s appropriate for SCC to celebrate the day.
“Real peace begins on a one-to-one level. Then it grows one community at a time through building knowledge about people who are different from ourselves. Therefore, the community college is the ideal place to begin to build peace.”
Planned activities include a Peace Wall from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, as well activities for children (sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kite-flying). At both 2:00 and 5:00 there will be live music and folk art demonstrations. At 3:00 there will be mini-workshops on conflict resolution skills. Des Moines County Conservation will have a Native American Village Life demonstration at 4 pm.
The culmination of the event is the dedication of a peace pole in the courtyard, which will be at 6 pm. A light dinner will be offered at no charge to those in attendance.
The event is sponsored by SCC Students for Peace.
For more information, contact Sandy Krell-Andre at 319-208-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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