OKC Joins The World in Celebrating The International Day of Peace
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73106
Oklahoma City University, Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, 4:00 PM, Friday, September 20
Students in OKC are creating pinwheels to celebrate Oklahoma City’s 7th Annual International Day of Peace and joining a global carnival promoting harmony and goodwill in the world.
Over a thousand pinwheels have been designed and decorated by students and community members throughout the greater OKC in preparation for the City’s large annual celebration of world peace and harmony.
“In today’s world, peace
needs to become more than just a word,” said Respect Diversity Foundation representative and event organizer Joan Korenblit. “Students are bombarded with television images, video games, and magazine and newspaper articles that promote conflict and war”.
As part of a global collaboration, Korenblit has teamed with Pinwheels For Peace -- a Not For Profit Organization using pinwheels to promote “whirled peace.”
As students create their pinwheels they are asked to include their personal thoughts and images relating to “peace” and answer the question: “Whom 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.
“Through the Pinwheels for Peace Festival,” continued Korenblit, “we help students create a public and visual
statement about their feelings about war and peace, tolerance and cooperation, harmony and unity. Our hope is to further awaken our community to what the next generation is thinking”.
The International Day of Peace event is being held on September 20th in Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University, and will include a drum circle, live music, presentations by Steve McLinn of Ojas Music, multicultural performances and activity booths. Participants are invited to bring a drum and join the fun!
Keep a lookout for the pinwheels – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout Oklahoma City, the country and the world!
For more information contact Joan Korenblit, Respect Diversity Foundation at email rdfrdf@...