During the Tuesday, September 6, City Commission meeting, officials proclaimed September 21, 2011 as International Day of Peace here in Coral Springs. The City of Coral Springs was also designated as a “Community of Respect” by the Anti-Defamation League – making it the first municipality to ever receive this honor.
To recognize International Day of Peace, the City is hosting multiple celebrations for a Weekend of Peace. The first event on Friday, September 16 is the traditional morning celebration, which includes music, art and planting of Pinwheels for Peace beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the International Peace Garden outside the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive.
On Sunday, September 18, you are invited to participate in a Coffee, Cake & Conversation starting at 2 p.m. at the Coral Springs Charter School, 3205 N University Drive. The event consists of a stimulating, interactive panel discussion that includes a Question and Answer session, in addition to musical presentations, and “recipes for cooking peace.”
“We anticipate celebrations throughout the country to bring attention to the fact that peace should be everywhere and it never will be unless it starts with us,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck said.
Admission is free for all events. The Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United are the joint hosts of the Weekend of Peace events. For more information, call 954-344-1063 or visit www.CoralSprings.org.
Photos of these recognitions are available at www.CoralSprings.org/Commission/Recognitions.