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NIC to mark International Peace Day with movie, parade

North Idaho College will host events Thursday in celebration of the International Day of Peace.

The documentary “Peace One Day” will be shown at 2:30 and 7 p.m. in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on NIC’s main campus.

“Peace One Day” is the story of one man’s attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a day of nonviolence and global cease-fire. The film was launched in 1999 by British director Jeremy Gilley, documenting his six-year journey as he meets heads of state, Nobel peace laureates, aid agencies, victims of war and United Nations members.

The event also includes an interfaith celebration at 4 and 6 p.m. in Todd Hall and a peace parade at 6 p.m. on NIC’s main campus.

The event is cosponsored by NIC’s Diversity Events Committee, Diakonia interfaith organization, Students for Progressive Change and Peace Coeur d’Alene.

All events are free and open to the public.

The International Day of Peace was established by a U.N. resolution in 1982, to coincide with the opening of the general assembly, as a day to promote the ideals of peace. In 2001, it was amended to include a permanently fixed date, Sept. 21, and a call for a global observance of peace.

Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne proclaimed Sept. 21 a Day of Peace in Idaho. The city of Coeur d’Alene followed suit last year and also signed a proclamation in recognition of the International Day of Peace.

For more information, call 769-3397.


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