The City of Coral Springs is always looking for ways to promote “Strength in Diversity.” The Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, along with One Planet United, brings the community together annually to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This nationally recognized event takes place at the International Peace Garden adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
This year, the event has expanded into a weekend celebration. Residents and local schools are invited to join the City in any or all of these activities that will feature easy and fun ways to promote peace, diversity, and unity in our community.
On Friday, September 19, there will be inspirational messages, musical presentations and the placement of Pinwheels for Peace starting at 8 a.m. The following day, a 20-minute silent walk will be held at 7 a.m. once again at the Peace Garden to meditate on peace and appreciate the beauty of the world. On Sunday, “A Dialogue in Diversity: Pathways to Peace,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the N.W. Regional Library. This talk show format will feature Executive Director of One CommUnity Robin Rose, Rabbi Mark Gross from Temple Beth Orr, Pastor Craig Watts from Royal Palm Christian Church and One Planet United youth speaker Mateus Falci. Lastly, at 7 p.m., residents of all faiths are invited to gather at Royal Palm Christian Church for a program of prayer and peaceful meditation.
For more information, call 954-344-1063 or visit www.opunited.org. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 W. Sample Road. The Northwest Regional Library is located at 3151 N. University Drive.