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Chelmsford Day of Peace Event
September 25, 2021
Chelmsford will observe the International Day of Peace on Saturday, September 25, 2021 on the Town Common from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This event is being hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. The United Nations 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 International Day of Peace is; “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier. We, as a community, are diverse and have unique needs. As we emerge from the pandemic, let us be mindful of how we treat others. Acts of kindness, inclusiveness and showing respect to all enriches our community.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.
In 2001, the General Assembly established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
The Chelmsford Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) has several activities planned to celebrate this day: an hour of Dancing for Peace, an hour of Singing for Peace, an hour of Spoken Words for Peace. These activities will align with the 2021 United Nations theme “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. The DEIC and the performers will focus on raising awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion to promote peace.
We look forward to your support and participation.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee