The International Day of Peace has been adopted globally and locally as a 24-hour global ceasefire, and it's celebrated in a variety of ways throughout the world.
Whatcom Peace and Justice Center â€œwill host its 7th annual International Day of Peace featuring Keynote Speaker Rev. Robert Hughes, the Kulshan Chorus, and the presentation of the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award. It is an inspiring family event that will be preceded by a half-mile peace march that leaves Maritime Heritage Park at 5:45. In 1954, Rev. Hughes became the first executive director of the Alabama Human Relations Council in Montgomery. He invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., just 25 years old, to join the state's only racially-integrated organization as its board vice president. At International Day of Peace Rev. Hughes will share stories of hope and resistance from the Civil Rights Movement and his vision for peace today. The evening program, emceed by Joe Teehan, will be at Assumption Catholic Church 6:30-8:00 PMâ€
There is also an International Peace Day Jam that will take place at Melody Hall, 4071 Home Road, from 5 to 11 p.m.