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San Geronimo Valley Community Center Celebrates:
The 2nd Annual International Day of Peace Festival
Sunday, September 11, 2016, Noon to 6pm
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center will take part in The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The UN has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. The Sustainable Development Goals are integral to achieving peace in our time, as development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center will host a free International Day of Peace Festival as “partners for peace.” It will feature live music, food, art show and speakers promoting understanding and respect for diversity and raising awareness to ensure a culture of peace.The Main Stage will feature the San Francisco jamrock band, The Rock Collection, the Barry “The Fish” Melton Band and the Alexa Davidson Band; the Kate Wolf Cafe will showcase local musicians, and speakers and educators will enlighten on issues related to peace. An art show and reception will be held in the Valley and West rooms featuring Fred “Lee” Berensmeier Gifting My Legacy Art Show: in support of the Deepening Roots Campaign. Art Show will feature 40 prints and drawings by Fred L Berensmeier of Lagunitas reflecting the wildlife and experiences of living 55 years in Lagunitas in his families beloved San Geronimo Valley. Fred is donating all the proceeds of sales to the Deepening Roots Campaign – a fundraiser for the San Geronimo Valley Community Center founded by his wife Jean in 1969.
Come commemorate and celebrate the International Day of Peace along with millions of people around the world.