New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

United Nations International Day of Peace


Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Boston Common
Park Street near Park Street Station
Boston , MA


Music, Dance, Song, Artwork, & Peace Education—Face-painting and Activities for Children

The celebration (our tenth annual) will be focused on the United Nations’ theme for the 2019, Climate Action for Peace, and the need for peace with justice for all in our community and around the world. The program will include brief presentations by local peacemakers about their work, performances of music, dance, and song, and activities for children.

This year’s program will include performances by Rob Bethel, Building Bridges Through Music, Dawn Duncan, David Doms, Toussaint Liberator, Stu Repogle, and Kaeza Fearn. We also will hear from Kevin C. Peterson, Rev. Vernon K. Walker, representatives of Extinction Rebellion and Sunrise Movement Boston, and other local peacemakers.

The program concludes with the reading of a list of local victims of violent death this past year. We will then walk to the nearby Garden of Peace where stones engraved with the names of local victims of violence lie.

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Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]