The Edmond Sun

August 26, 2013

International Day of Peace Celebration takes place at OCU


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Students and community members throughout the greater OKC area will participate in the seventh annual International Day of Peace Celebration. The event will be Sept. 20 in Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University, starting with a Drum Circle at 4 p.m. The program will begin at 5 p.m.

Students across the metro area are creating pinwheels representing peace and harmony as part of the Pinwheels for Peace Project. Students are asked to draw and write on their pinwheels their personal meaning of Peace and to connect to the Peace One Day Global Truce 2013 overarching question: “Who will you make peace with?” Their pinwheels make a visual statement of their hope for a kinder world and their personal contribution to being the change they want to see.

“Musician and Artist Steve McLinn of Ojas Music will lead us in a multicultural celebration of dance and music,” said Edmond resident Joan Korenblit, Respect Diversity Foundation executive director.

OCU’s Bishop Angie Smith Chapel is at 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave. in Oklahoma City.

For more information, contact Joan Korenblit, Respect Diversity Foundation, at 706-3828 or email rdfrdf@cox.net. Visit: http://www.pinwheelsforpeaceokc.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Pinwheels-for-PeaceOklahoma-City-Festival/147353361424.