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International Day of Peace

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Food/Tasting, Social Event

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All” is this year’s theme for International Day of Peace, established in 1982 by the UN as a worldwide 24-hour ceasefire to envision a world without violence and war. Bellingham’s 14th annual event features keynote speaker Harsha Walia, an author and activist trained in the law; the presentation of the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award; and a musical performance by Meghan Yates. Community dinner (sliding scale of $5-20 per person; proceeds benefit Whatcom Peace & Justice Center) and information fair with community groups that work on peace and justice from 6-7 p.m.