International Day of Peace celebrated with music and poetry

From Northeast to Southeast, Metro to West, students and faculty gathered from all corners of town to observe International Day of Peace at the Southeast campus on Sept. 22. The International Day of Peace was designated by the United Nations to promote peace, non-violence, and ceasefires and is observed annually on or around Sept. 21. The day at the college was commemorated with live music, poetry reading, a peace bridge, and even giveaways. The event brought together people from different backgrounds to celebrate peace and work toward creating a world of peace. 

Robert Maduro (l), coordinator for the Language Lab, and Beth Thompson, associate professor in communications, both at the Southeast campus, offered comments at TCC’s International Day of Peace, September 22. (Photo by Stuart Watson)
Students and faculty members participated in a hootenanny or a musical celebration of International Peace Day. (Photo by Stuart Watson)
Dr. Douglas Price, director of Faculty Development and Global Learning, shared his thoughts on peace building and global learning.  (Photo by Stuart Watson)
Students Victoria Mendez (l) who is studying social work, and Karen Espinoza, Academic Support Specialist in the Language lab, are setting up a display table at International Day of Peace at the Southeast campus. (Photo by Stuart Watson)  
Preparing a raffle for giveaways are (l-r) Karen Espinoza, Victoria Mendez, and Clint Sago.  (Photo by Stuart Watson)  
The “Bridge to Peace” paper mural was an opportunity for attendees to sign and share their thoughts on International Peace Day, September 22.  (Photo by Stuart Watson)
Lauren Cowan, assistant professor in music, conducted the TCC Choir during International Peace Day, September 22 (Photo by Stuart Watson)
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