SCC Press Release

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

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