Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peace & Global Citizenship Fair

Peace & Global Citizenship Fair
May 14, 2011
Noon until 6:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College-Cooper grounds

The background: The Peace Fair is intended to be a glimpse into an alternative to the culture of war. What would a culture of peace look like? Knowledge of the place one calls home; a strong, vibrant, and resilient community; a deep connection with the earth and a commitment to living in an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable manner; and an embrace of knowledge from and of other cultures. A culture of peace will surely include music, art, activities, local and international food, conversation, interesting and new ideas, and FUN!

The music:
Noon Nelda Wyatt
12:30 Brandon Knight
1:15 Chinese Dances with Cheryl Pan
2:00 Chasing Dragons
2:45 Sydney Cubit
3:15 Lost Dog
4:00 March Madness
4:45 Tyler Devall Thompson
5:30 Serena Hutchens
5:45 Awards
• CKCPJ’s Peacemaker of the Year Award: Erin Howard
• Culture of Peace Essay Winner: Kandi Bennett
• Peace Fair Banner: Marissa Gorham
• 2012 Peace Fair Poster Design: Alexis Meza
• Peace notes drawing ($25 prize)
6:10 Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company – ending participatory dance/drumming

Emcee: Michael Benton
Sound technician: Nick Schwarz

The food:

beans and rice, plantains, yucca, fried pork

Kentucky grass-fed hamburger from Marksbury Farm Market, veggie burgers, baked beans

Valentine’s ice cream cones (mid-afternoon)

The special activities: (may change slightly)
1:00 Every War Has Two Losers (film in Oswald Auditorium – OB 230)
2:00 The Economics of Happiness (film in Oswald Auditorium – OB 230)
3:00 Once Upon a Dragon Time Puppet Show
4:00 Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company dance class
5:00 The End of Poverty (film in Oswald Auditorium – OB 230)

Videographer: Ramona Waldman

Trees 500-600 Redbud distribute (compliments of UK Forestry)

Participants on the grounds:
• Agriculture and Animals:
o Bluegrass Literacy – Literacy Blooms
o EConsulting
o Good Foods Market and Café
o JaM Markets
o Lexington Farmers Market
o L.I.F.E. House for Animals
o University of Kentucky CSA (Sustainable Agriculture Program)
• Children
o Barefoot Books
o Bottle cap Mandala
o Greg’s recycled mini-golf
o Once Upon a Dragon Time
o Providence Ambassadors
o Ravenwood Environmental Education
o Strecker’s pottery and art
• Culture
o Boarding School – Ethiopian orphans
o DREAM Coalition
o Japan American Society
o Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum
o Narimon/Servantworks
o Okela School Charities
o One World Films
o Sakyadhita
o Soka Gakkai International
• Environment
o Bluegrass Bioneers and Friends (University of Louisville Sustainability)
o Bluegrass Greenworks
o Bluegrass WindPower
o EcoBarrels
o Kentucky Environmental Foundation
o Kentucky Time Bank
o Sierra Club

• WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY: Fair trade, local, handmade
o Alaina’s Art
o Bella Mae
o Crafty Cats
o Equal Exchange
o Lexington Fashion Collaborative
o LOVEveryone & Crafty Collective
o Lucia’s World Friendly Boutique
o PeaceCraft
o Peace of Grass
o ReBelle
o Zag’s Boutique & Gallery
• Health, Wellness
o Avon Foundation
o BCTC Pride Alliance
o Chiroone
o Falun Gong
o Improved Medicare for All – Central Kentucky
o Inspirit Yoga Bodywork
o Quantum Wellness
• Peace and Social Justice
o Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center
o Bread for the World
o Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice
o Footprints for Peace
o Harmony House
o Humanitarium
o Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
o Kerby Neill book signing
o LFUCG Human Rights Commission
o PrePaid Legal
o UU Peacemaking Sub-committee
o Veterans Support Network

The sponsors:

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Students for Peace and Earth Justice (Peace & Justice Coalition)

Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice

If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two, please let me know. We have plenty of jobs available!

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