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On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center is hosting our 9th Annual Peace Fest from 9 am – 4 pm at the San Geronimo Valley Community Presbyterian Church located at 6001 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Geronimo. This free event, which happens in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, has historically offered participants an opportunity to reflect on what Peace means for them individually, as a community and world-wide. We are super excited to announce new additions to the Peace Fest line-up… Comedy by Swami Beyondananda and music by Fantuzzi and Vernon Ice Black!

The focus on this year’s event is The Treasures of Peace – The Rise of Global Peace Education. We are planning a series of workshops, activities, art exhibitions, lectures and performance intended to inspire and promote Peace. Stay tuned as more is confirmed!

Highlights Include:
Ongoing Experiences:
Peace through Art – Art exhibits from Teamworks Art Mentoring Program with art by high-risk and incarcerated youth in Marin County, and printmaking by the inmates at San Quentin State Prison through the William James Association’s Prison Art Project.
Peace through Vision – Virtual reality exploration of Sanctuaries of Silence and Ram Dass speaking “On Love & Death” through VR Libraries
Peace through Teaching – Introduction to PEP (Peace Education Program) through the Prem Rawat Foundation
Peace through Film – Screenings on themes of Peace, Change and Social Justice

Workshops and Scheduled Performances: *Note: Performance times may change
9 am – Peace through Meditation – Yoga Meditation Peace Offering by Patty Brockley
10 am – Peace through Sound – Sound Bath provided by Nicole Reyes
11 am – Making Peace through Conflict – Nonviolent Communication workshop facilitated by Martine Algier, Certified Trainer, CNVC
12 pm – Peace through Sustenance – Delicious Lunch through the Revivir Las Culturas program
12 pm – Peace through Song – Ted Wright and Friends perform Songs of Peace
1 pm – Peace through Laughter – Swami Beyondanada performance
2 pm – Peace through Music – Fantuzzi followed by Vernon Ice Black

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