September 21, 2017

in Coolidge Park

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A Family Friendly Event with:

Labyrinth Walks, Art Activities, Kids Activities 

3PM - Art and Contemplative Activities Begin

5PM - Main Stage Entertainment Starts

Rain or Shine!

There is more that unites us than divides us! The International Day of Peace is an annual reminder to stand together in our common humanity and focus on the things that unite us - the love each of us has for our families, our community, and our nation. We are inspired by the official United Nation 2017 International Day of Peace theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All. 2017 has been a year of divisiveness on both the national and international level. Rather than focus on that which separates us, the Center for Mindful Living is organizing an event that will provide an opportunity for Chattanoogans to gather in harmony, to hear a message of hope, and to experience activities that nurture and bring us together. So pack a picnic and plan to be meet your friends down at Coolidge Park!

Detailed Schedule

Contemplative Activities

  • 3:00 – 7:00PM – Labyrinth Opening, Walks Begin

  • 3:30 – 4:15PM – Yoga with Maggie White - Centered Peace Yoga

  • 4:15 – 5:00PM – Qigong with Mike Goins

  • 3:00 – 7:00PM – Peace Prayer Vigil

Art Activities

  • 3:00 – 7:00PM – Sand Mandala, Origami Peace Cranes, Woven Peace Quilt

Center Stage Program

  • 5:00 – 5:10PM – Welcome Dance - Sai Natylalaya Dance Group

  • 5:10 – 5:30PM – Opening Anthem - Chattanooga Choral Society

  • 5:30 – 5:45PM – Featured Speaker - Bishop Kevin Adams, Pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church

  • 5:45 – 6:15PM – Poetry & Singing Bowl – Erika Roberts and Anthony Crutcher  

  • 6:15 – 6:45PM – Elm Dance – Judith Pedersen-Benn

  • 6:45 – 7:00PM – Peace Anthem - Cannon Hunt

  • 7:00PM   Closing Prayer - Elizabeth Kabalka, Executive Director

More Information:

Our goals for the event are:

  1. to provide the greater Chattanooga community an opportunity to come together in an intentionally non-sectarian environment to experience and celebrate the values of community, nonviolence, and peace.
  2. to engage participants on multiple levels: cognitive, emotional, and spiritual in activities to encourage peace.
  3. to highlight the important role that art and contemplation serve in promoting peace; rational forms of engagement are often not enough to encourage an alternative to violence. Art and contemplative forms of expression can help to move us to new appreciation of our world.
To our Jewish friends:

The United Nation's International Day of Peace takes place annually on September 21st. We regret that it coincides this year with the observance of Rosh Hashanah. Even if you do not join us in person, we know your prayers for the New Year will include prayers for peace. L'shanah tovah 

We would like to send LOVE and THANKS to our sponsors!

Ted and Mary Navarre Moore

Jo-Ann Yates

Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga

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              Chattanooga, TN 37408

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