Arkansas Peace Week celebrates peacemaking and non-violence as means to instill justice, end war, alleviate poverty, protect planet earth and eliminate the scourge of violence in our communities.
Arkansas Peace Week is planned in observance of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21, and in coordination with the nationwide Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions.
Arkansas Peace Week includes events, hosted by dozens of organizations and faith groups throughout our state. These events feature education, service and outreach activities promoting active peacemaking, non-violence, social justice, ecological stewardship, and community building.
A few events of interest include:
- “Peace Across Faiths” dinner and fellowship is a feature of the week and will be held at the Islamic Center of Little Rock on Monday, Sep 19 at 6 p.m.
- A screening of “Where to Invade Next” at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
- “WAR TOYS” Reception, exhibit and discussion at UALR Fine Arts Building, Wednesday, Sep 21 at 5:30 pm
- Arkansas Peace Festival on Sep 24, 1-5 pm at Bernice Garden on South Main. There’ll be music, booths, children’s activities, food and peace promotion.