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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.
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In these rather frightening times many people are looking for ways to find peace. The Institute for Global Education from its office on Wealthy Street has been a non-partisan beacon for justice and peace in Grand Rapids for 37 years.

For the last seven years IGE has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st. We have promoted a Week of Peace Education in the public schools for the last 35 years where conflict resolution and appropriate age cultural activities are taught as endorsed by the Board of Education.

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss or a City Council member reads the Proclamation on September 21st as the official Day of Peace in Grand Rapids.

On September 21, 2017 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church on Lake Drive there will be a paper given by Dr Michaleen Kelly, Aquinas College, with comments from John Koch, who works at the Veterans Administration, where he is an attorney, and social worker for Veterans Justice Outreach. The topic is No Just War.

As part of IGE’s ongoing efforts to support community empowerment we will celebrate Puerto Rico Day on September 22, 2017 with a Kick Off rally at the Wealthy Theatre annex on Wealthy. We celebrate 50 years of the Young Lords in Chicago and elsewhere in connection with some local colleges
and DePaul University in Chicago. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments provided.

All events are free and donations are appreciated.

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