International Day of Peace

4th Annual International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace 2017 was celebrated at Aztec Park on September 17, 2017. This year’s theme, as declared by the United Nations, is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” A local celebration took place at Aztec Park (7945 Morocco Drive, La Mesa.) Festivities included music, activities, interaction, discussions and outreach opportunities. Over twenty peace promoting groups were present. Representatives of various faith traditions gave testimony to a commitment to promote peace, support diversity, non-discrimination, and the acceptance of people of all faiths and cultures.

The event was publicized and covered in several publications: East County Herald   East County Magazine   San Diego County ACES Connection   La Mesa Today   KPBS and many more.

 

City Councilman, Colin Parent read a proclamation from the City of La Mesa acknowledging a day of peace in La Mesa.

Bettina Hausmann, President of the San Diego Chapter of the United Nations Association presented our Statement of Theme.