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Promoting Peace Through Poetry in the Middle of a Busy Day

Taking a brief moment in the middle of a busy day to promote individual internal and collective global healing, participants are keeping it as just a simple brown bag lunch gathering under a tree. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the University of the Virgin Islands Golf Course (near the tennis courts). Seating will be available. Just drop in to listen to a poem (some from the ‘2010 Speak Your Peace 2 Youth’ contest), a song, a story, play an African drum or share announcements of upcoming activities, especially those in the territory related to the U.N.’s International Day of Peace.
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, Peace Day is being merged with another global initiative 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, educators and the general community, in celebration to promote serious social and political change.
The event will culminate with the “peace pick” as The Virtues Project© cards are merged with participant thoughts to create a collaborative poem to be shared with the world. Participants don’t have to be poets to join in. Come to meet and greet UVI students, faculty, staff and community members or just use it as an opportunity to plan future gatherings.
For more information, contact DaraMonifah at 1-800-450-9170 or text/call 473-6659. Online Facebook Event for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/286218318153306/
E-mail: sankofasaturdays@gmail.com

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