Troy College Worldwide Pupil Cultural Group (ISCO) and the Worldwide Arts Middle will staff as much as have fun Worldwide Day of Peace on Sept. 21. The occasion is free and open to the general public.
College students will collect at Hawkins-Adams Lengthy Corridor of Honor at 6:30 p.m. and march, bearing worldwide flags, to the Peace Dove statue, created by the artist Nall, on the rear of the Worldwide Arts Middle starting at 7 p.m. After their arrival on the statue, a program of particular music and audio system will happen, together with a show of Worldwide Day of Peace posters created by college students within the College’s Division of Artwork and Design.
“TROY’s Worldwide Pupil Cultural Group (ISCO) and the Worldwide Artwork Middle (IAC) have firmly established a convention of bringing our worldwide and home college students collectively annually to have fun the United Nation-sponsored Worldwide Day of Peace,” mentioned Joe McCall, ISCO college advisor and Historical past Lecturer. “It’s a celebration which permits TROY’s distinctive place as Alabama’s ‘worldwide college’ to function a mannequin for bringing younger individuals collectively to construct a extra peaceable and safer world. Every year, we mark the day with a flag parade to the Peace Dove within the plaza behind the IAC for uplifting speeches, music and artwork. We hope all will be part of us to maintain this custom alive.”
Carrie Jaxon, Director and Curator of the IAC, mentioned the occasion serves to carry college students from totally different cultures and backgrounds collectively to acknowledge and have fun similarities fairly than variations.
“Celebrating the Worldwide Day of Peace with ISCO is a pleasure and a convention that I hope we stock on by the years,” Jaxon mentioned. “It’s a beautiful alternative to carry collectively all of our college students representing totally different international locations all over the world and to have fun peace and concord that we discover amongst one another. We’re honored to host this occasion on the IAC beside Nall’s Peace Dove within the Daniel Basis of Alabama Plaza that overlooks the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.”
Established in 1981 by the United Nations Normal Meeting, the Worldwide Day of Peace was created to strengthen the beliefs of peace by observing 24 hours on non-violence and cease-fire all through the world. The theme for the 2022 observance is “Finish Racism. Construct Peace.”