2017 International Day of Peace Programming
Each year, the world observes Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. For 2017, Frostburg State University will bookend “World Peace Day” with programs celebrating the promotion of peace and the work of world-renowned peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi. These events coordinate with programming offered at Allegany College of Maryland on the International Day of Peace.
On Wed., Sept. 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cordts PE Center Hall of Fame Room, attend a screening of Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi,” winner of the 1982 Academy Award for Best Picture.
On Thurs., Sept. 21, at the Allegany College of Maryland campus, the Peace Studies Club will host a meditation for peace walk in the Serenity Garden Labyrinth from noon to 2 p.m. The ACM Advisory Center will also host an all-day selfie booth, inviting participants to snap a cell-phone picture with a #LoveThyNeighbor banner in support of the day’s message of peace.
On Fri., Sept. 22, join with the Frostburg campus community at 1:30 p.m. outside between Gira Center and Compton Science Center to dedicate Frostburg’s “Tree of Peace and Humanity,” in honor of Gandhi’s lifework.
Following the tree dedication, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in Gira Center 397, participate in “Planting Seeds of Peace,” an interactive public presentation by Srimati Karuna, director of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C.
These events are made possible by the Sandhir Foundation in coordination with the FSU Foundation. “Planting Seeds of Peace” is presented in partnership with the Communication Leadership Lab and the Allegany College of Maryland Peace Studies Club.