6thInternational Day of Peace Pinwheels for Peace Festival
Oklahoma City University
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Festival kicks off at 5:15pm with a Drum Circle
Students and other community members throughout the greater Oklahoma City area will participate in the 6th Annual International Day of Peace Pinwheels for Peace Festival being held this year at McDaniel University Center at Oklahoma City University.
As in previous years, we’ll enjoy live music, multicultural performances, activity booths, pinwheels, and fun. Around the OKC metro area students are creating pinwheels representing peace and harmony as part of the Pinwheels for Peace Project. This project was the idea of 2 Florida art teachers in 2005.
This project has become an international celebration and a way for art students to show their contribution to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Some of these works of art will be on display in Oklahoma’s Largest Pinwheel Garden during the festival on September 21.
Performances at the Celebration:
Kicking off the event will be a drum circle beginning at 5:15 pm outside of the Great Hall. You are invited to bring a drum and join the fun!
Meet the live Eagles from SIA: Comanche Nation Ornithological Initiative.
Inside hear the beautiful tunes of the Oklahoma University Student Doctorial Woodwind Quintet playing indoors.
Beginning at 6:00 performing groups will include Clips & Hips Dance Studio, Junior Miss Asia – Angela Zhu, Linwood Elementary School Choir, Mayan School of Dance, Dove Science Academy Folkloric Dancers, Marie Leslie- Japanese dance, Celtic Cadence Irish dancers, Seeworth academy – Major I.M.P.A.C.T.S Choir
Display and Activity Tableswill provide information from our sponsor groups promoting peace within ourselves, among groups and with our environment. Displays will provide families with information about cultivating peace within and without. You will also be able to create your own pinwheel for peace.
In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.
Today’s students are bombarded with television images, video games, and magazine articles/ newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace Festival, we can help the students make a public visual statement about their feelings about war /peace /tolerance /cooperation /harmony /unity and, in some way, awaken the public and let them know what the next generation is thinking.
For more information about this event, visit www.pinwheelsforpeaceokc.orgor like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/PinwheelsOKC.
To learn about Pinwheels for Peace projects throughout the world, visit www.pinwheelsforpeace.com