Bluegrass Community & Technical College,
470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
We will not build a peaceful world by following a
negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary
to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the
negative expulsion of war but on the positive affirmation of peace. We must
see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far
superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of
the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race, which no one
can win, to a positive contest to harness humanity's creative genius for the
purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the
world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a peace race. If we have a
will - and determination - to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock
hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic
elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
You’re invited to the 7th Annual Peace and Global Citizenship Fair, organized by BCTC’s Students for Peace and Earth Justice.
This annual event began in 2006. Students in BCTC’s Peace and Justice Coalition joined the student group because of their desire for a peaceful world. But, we wondered, what would that world be like?
We came to the conclusion that the elements for peace, justice, and ecological stewardship already exist in our communities.
Now in its seventh year, we at BCTC invite you to join us for a day of peace: a day that brings together people and organizations in our community working for social and economic justice, building ecological resilience, preserving nature, teaching peace, and creating a more diverse and beautiful community. Music, art, and good food are, of course, part of the mix.Be sure to mark your calendars, and come enjoy the day.