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Park District Marks 2021 World Peace Day with Unveiling of Peace Pole at Lake Chabot

9/15/2021

Public Celebration Includes Peace Messages, Music, Arts and Crafts

Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join the East Bay Regional Park District and Regional Parks Foundation along with community partners Eden Area Interfaith Council, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and UNA/USA East Bay Chapter for a day of peaceful messages and music followed by the unveiling of 12-foot Peace Pole adorned with the word “Peace” written in multiple languages.

The International Day of Peace was established in1981 by the United Nations General Assembly; the world is exhorted to observe 24 hours of nonviolence and ceasefire; and to celebrate peace by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope. The 250,000+ Peace Poles planted worldwide express the hopes and dreams of the entire human family for peace on earth.

Following the speaking program and music, the celebration continues with a light lunch and a guided walk by Board Director Dennis Waespi. Registration is requested to attend. RSVP and More Info.

Speakers
• Park District General Manager Sabrina Landreth
• Park District Board Director Dennis Waespi
• Invited Elected Officials
• UNA/USA East Bay Chapter Board Member
• Leaders from different faith traditions
• Student Speakers from Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

Who: Invited guests and public (RSVP requested)

When: Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Note: Event check-in begins at 9:30. Please plan to arrive by 9:45.

Where: Lake Chabot Regional Park, COVE picnic site
             17600 Lake Chabot Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94546


Jen Vanya, Public Information Specialist
510-544-2207

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