Chicago Celebrates International Peace Day

September 16, 2010

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Jane Goodall's "Roots & Shoots" Giant Peace Dove. Photo from Jennifer Kim
This weekend, Chicago will celebrate International Peace Day with a number of events across the area. Two main events main events will be a gathering Friday 9/17, 12-1pm on Daley Plaza and Saturday 9/18, 11am-3pm at Rainbow Beach.

To talk about Peace day and its Chicago roots is Jennifer Kim who chairs the Chicago Build the Peace Committee and Credell Walls, Illinois State Coordinator for Jane Goodall Institute. And Build the Peace Committee is also working with Chicago Public Schools to spread the word about Peace Day.

But Peace Day has an interesting history in Chicago that predates the UN celebration…