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2007 Peace and Global Citizenship Fair



Lexington’s Second Annual Peace and Global Citizenship Fair

May 19, 2007, noon until 8:00 p.m.

BCTC Cooper Campus


BCTC’s Peace and Justice Coalition is busily organizing the Second Annual Peace and Global Citizenship Fair.  The name of the event reflects the dual local/global emphasis: creating an ecologically sustainable community and building global understanding and knowledge.  The May 19th event will begin at noon at the Cooper Campus, with a break in the action from about 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.and an evening concert beginning at 5:30. The event is free, however the evening concert is a benefit for Howe Charities (see http://www.howecharities.org), a Lexington non-profit.  A $5 donation is suggested for the evening concert.


Enjoy the following music:


12-12:30: Lexington Children’s Drum Choir (troupe of drummers and dancers)


12:40-1:15: UK/BCTC musicians: Rick, Josh and Greg (progressive rock)


1:15-1:30: Denise Brown (flute and poetry)


1:30-2:30: Dialectics (eclectic fusion)


2:40-3:40: Water (Latin jazz and African soul)


3:45-4:45: Reel World String Band (progressive folk)


Evening concert:


5:30-6:30: Alma Gitana (Caribbean/Latin American/Arabic/Eastern Mediterranean fusion)


6:30-7:30: Mitch Barrett (folk swing)


7:30-8:00: drumming for peace


The students are working on some fascinating ideas for this year’s event. There will be a peace bridge and a world globe. When opened up, the globe will release an earth-friendly surprise that supports the idea of local sustainability. Entries for the Children for Peace art contest and Creating a Culture of Peace essay contest will be posted for your viewing and reading pleasure.


Food, from local sources, will be provided by Stella’s. Last year, there were no small meals for the children so this year the Peace and Justice Coalition will have a food booth serving Peace and Justice sandwiches (aka peanut butter and jam), Quorns, and maybe a surprise or two. The prices will be very reasonable.


The Sustainable Cities Network is coordinating workshops on sustainable living throughout the day. The University of Kentucky, Berea College, BCTC, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Montessori Middle School, the Unitarian Universalist youth,  Ravenwood, Shambhala Center, World Vision, and many others will entertain, educate, and engage you.


Join us for the day. For more information, go to www.peace2day.org or contact Rebecca Glasscock at rebecca.glasscock@kctcs.edu or 246-6319.