International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace
Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world. Dubuque celebrates it’s sixth year of participating on the International Day of Peace with a host of varied events, all tied to the this year’s focal issue which is climate disruption’s impact on Social Inequity, global justice and the pursuit of peace in anticipation of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in early December. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources.
The Medicine Band: It Was a Beautiful Country
September 11–12 @ 7 PM
E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center
The two night event on September 11 & 12 features stories of Native America, along with an environmental message that relates to all people today. As one spectator described a past performance of this show. “I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful performance of the Blackhawk rock opera. I was moved beyond words-happy, sad, disgusted, proud, and yes hopeful. You brought our history alive. The music was beautiful and it transcended a basic concert, I felt like I was part of this essential story. You have a gift for writing and performing as well as connecting with people in a thoughtful manner.” Bring a blanket or lawnchair and enjoy a musical concert transcending history. Andrew Houy will be opening the show at 7 p.m each night. Sorry, no carry-ins. This year’s show is made possible through an arts and cultural grant from Mediacom and Loras College.
Hike to Help Refugees
Saturday, September 19 @ Noon–2 PM
Start at Loras College Christ the King Chapel
Touch base at University of Dubuque (Blades Chapel) and end at Clarke University (Atrium) on the hike to help Refugees. Cosponsored with Iowa United Nations Association (IUNA), all proceeds raised go to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which helps provide refugees with life sustaining tools. Visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for pledge forms and more information.
This Is How We BBQ in DBQ
Saturday, September 19 @ 2–6 PM
Clarke University Kehl Center
This community Barbeque is an event where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from a variety of local vendors. A live DJ will play family-friendly music. Activities include milk bottle knockdown, pop bottle ring toss, football tire toss, small putting green, half court shot, and bean bags. Sponsored by Clarke University, Dubuque Branch NAACP, Dubuque Community Foundation, the Dubuque Human Rights Commission, Dubuque Independent Football League, the Dubuque Police Department and Auxiliary Police and The Jule. Attendees may ride the Jule to and from these events on Saturday, September 19 with special event tickets. See DBQDayOfPeace.org for details. To register for 3-on-3 basketball tournaments go to BBQInDBQ.org/bbq-events-2 by September 17 at 5 PM. Register no later than September 17.
Dr. Reese Halter: Climate Change and Peace
Monday, September 21 @ 7–8:30 PM
Loras College Alumni Campus Center Ballroom
Dr. Reese Halter is an award-winning conservation communicator: voice for ecology, distinguished conservation biologist, broadcaster, public speaker, best-selling author, and syndicated writer. He knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an Earth Doctor and has university degrees in Physical Geography, Forest Resources and a PhD in eco-stress tree physiology from The University of Melbourne Australia. In the 1980s, Dr. Reese founded Global Forest Science, a conservation institute. Through Global Forest Science, he has built an international reputation for initiating meaningful research designed to protect natural resources for future generations. Dr. Reese visits schools and encourages children around the globe to embrace conservation, science exploration, and learning.
Concert for Refugee Children
Tuesday, September 29 @ 6 PM
Voices Gallery (10th & Jackson St)
Join this family friendly event to raise funds, awareness and solutions for issues faced by child immigrants from Central America now living in the Tri-State Area. All proceeds go toward for Dubuque for Refugee Children, which helps with the medical, educational, and legal expenses of these brave children. Suggested donation $10. This event won a 2015 365ink Impact Award!