St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Organizer: DaraMonifah Cooper

Contact: daramonifah.thepoet@gmail.com

12:00pm until 2:00pm in UTC-04
A ‘Brown-Bag Sit-Under-a-Tree-and-Just-Be’ Lunch Gathering…
Taking a brief moment to promote individual internal and collective global healing, we are keeping it as just a simple brown bag lunch gathering under a tree.

Organizations from around the world have come together with the vision of co-creating the Largest Globally-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace in human history.

Here in the United Virgin Islands, I am merging PEACE DAY with another that was first initiated last year… 100 Thousand Poets for Change in a very simple, yet profound effort to join others including poets, musicians, songwriters, artists and educators in celebration to promote serious social and political change.

PEACE DAY INFO:
http://www.bethepeace.com/

30 years ago the International Day of Peace was first celebrated by the United Nations. One of the intentions was to have a one day cease fire from violence around the world. It was originally celebrated on the second Tuesday of September before being moved to September 21st. The last Tuesday celebration was on September 11, 2001 – the day of such destruction.

“From our wounds can often come our greatest blessings.”

This year more than ever, we have the potential to join millions of people around the world to create the largest celebration of peace in history.

Invite family and friends to watch the Peace Day Global Broadcast on Sept. 20-23 – hundreds of events are taking place around the world, from New Zealand to Japan, China, India, Nepal, Kenya, Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, England, Canada, US, Mexico and beyond. In collaboration with dozens of cities and organizations, PeaceDay TV will follow this global peace wave around the world, live streaming concerts, conferences, med-mob meditations and more. You and your family can watch here: http://www.peaceday.tv/

100 K POETS 4 CHANGE INFO: http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/

Do you want to join other poets, musicians, songwriters, artists and educators around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/ celebration to promote serious social and political change?

“What kind of CHANGE?”

The first order of change is for poets, writers, musicians, artists, anybody, to actually get together to create and perform, educate and demonstrate, simultaneously, with other communities around the world. This will change how we see our local community and the global community. We have all become incredibly alienated in recent years. We hardly know our neighbors down the street let alone our creative allies who live and share our concerns in other countries. We need to feel this kind of global solidarity. I think it will be empowering.

And of course there is the political/social change that many of us are talking about these days. this being an election year, we may need this now more than ever!

Directions: Driving onto campus from town, with the soccer field on your left and the golf course on your right, make the right turn to go up the hill and follow the road until it begins to turn left (Northward). Instead of continuing up the hill, drive straight onto a dirt road where you’ll see the wooden “Club House” or Recreation Center and the Tennis court on your right. Park and walk over with a smile! 🙂 — at University of the Virgin Islands.

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