Celebration of Peace
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Celebration of Peace

9/16/2013 to 9/21/2013

When: 9/16/2013
Where: 5050 East State Street.
Donnette Tinsley

Phone: 815-394-5143


A "Celebration of Peace”
Monday, September 16 at 12 p.m. in Fisher Memorial Chapel 

The celebration features several speakers, including Rockford University President Robert L. Head, Ph.D ; Suzanne Crandall ’83, local story teller and Jane Addams historian; and Month of Peace organizers Mr. James and Mrs. Pam Keeling, As part of the celebration, President Head will be presented with a Peace Pole by local President of the Rockford Interfaith council Professor Kanwal Prashar.    

Barrie Carter Gibby ’70, will be speaking about the importance of labyrinths.
Wednesday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Burpee Center’s Grace Roper Lounge

Ms. Gibby is a Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator. A labyrinth is a flat, circular path that is designed to symbolize life’s journey. A shoe labyrinth will be created on campus to benefit Carpenter’s Place. The circuitous path will be lined with athletic shoes and be walked from 10 am – 4 p.m on Saturday, September 21.  Donations of new, and like new, athletic shoes are being accepted on campus through Friday, September 20. A collection bin is available in the Burpee Center  lobby. Ms. Gibby will also be leading the

"Labyrinth of Shoes Walk”
Saturday, September 21 from 10a.m.-4p.m on the Burpee Commons lawn.

Rockford’s Peace Month is a collaborative effort with the community to promote peace within the city of Rockford, as well as in the nation and the world.  JACCE has organized these activities to coincide with events being held at the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza throughout Peace Month.   

To learn about other events taking place during Peace Month throughout the Rockford area, please visit www.keeling-puri-peaceplaza.com.


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