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  • Rick Bonetti

11 Days for Peace

Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC) is hosting various concerts, labyrinths, vigils, talking circles for the 11 Days for Peace. 9/11/18 is the beginning of 11 Days for Peace culminating on 9/21/18 the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.

“ACPC is celebrating one year of exploring a new culture that may become peace in our community. Individuals come together to take on hard questions and reveal solutions. Our focus is on how we can change from a culture that promotes separation, fear and violence into one of compassion and peace. Every individual, business, organization and agency is invited to be a “Pathway To Peace”.

Schedule of events at the Thalden Pavilion, Southern Oregon University:

  1. Tuesday, 9/11/18, 6-7 p.m. – Sophia (sacred theater & community peace ceremony)

  2. Thursday, 9/13/18, 6-7 p.m. – Norma Burton & Adey Bell (soulful wisdom & music)

  3. Saturday, 9/15/18, 6-7 p.m. – Sound Healing (community experience)

  4. Monday, 9/19/18, 6-7 p.m. – Wild Honey (musical inspiration)

  5. Wednesday, 9/19/18, 6-7 p.m. – David Kai (musical inspiration)

On Friday, 9/21/18, the International Day of Peace, after a minute of silence at noon there will be a World Peace Flame Lighting Ceremony. Savitri MacCuish, Executive Director of the World Peace Flame Foundation, along with State of Oregon and City of Ashland OR dignitaries, will light the World Peace Flame at the Thalden Pavilion, Sustainability Center, Southern Oregon University. A Native American song of healing will be sung by local tribal member Dan Wahpepah. The ceremony will be live-streamed via Peace Day Global Broadcast to over a million people internationally.

Sustainability Center designed by Christopher Brown Architect

On Saturday, 9/22/18, from 1-5 p.m. Savitri MacCuish will lead a benefit workshop Creating Balance in a Changing World: The Transforming Power of the Heart at Wesley Hall, United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St. Ashland OR. Tickets are $35 advanced or $40 at the door. Click here to buy tickets.

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