Central Coast Voices: Celebrating Peace Week on the Central Coast

Aug 31, 2018

Broadcast date: 9/6/2018

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. As defined by the United Nations, “A Culture of Peace” is a “set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.”

This year's #peaceday also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70." And, in communities everywhere peace events around the world have been extended to encompass the entire week of Sept. 15 through Sept. 23. Locally, Yes We Can Peacebuilders, as part of the Nonviolent Cities Project, is taking part in this celebration, and is joined by many Central Coast communities and organizations.

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Ruth Ann Angus, Catholic Board Representative for People of Faith for Justice and Director of the Yes We Can Peacebuilders and LynneDee Althouse, Peace Builder Chairperson for the Rotary Club of Paso Robles Sunrise as they discuss how locally communities are getting involved in peacebuilding on the Central Coast, including celebrating Peace Week and the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st with a number of unique upcoming events.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.