Thanks to All Who Helped in 2014!
Following our 2014 Peace Fair held at the Aviary, we'd like to thank the following exhibitors for their help in presenting a variety of interesting booths for spreading information about peace-promoting groups in our area:
Lynchburg Peace Education Center
The Connection Practice
Harmonic Waves Wellness Center
Johnson Health Center
National Campaign for a National Peace Tax
Roads to Recovery
We also say thanks to these groups that hung our banners to help publicize the Fair and/or the talk on Sept.18 by author and peace leader Paul Chappell:
Church of the Covenant
First Unitarian Church
Harmonic Waves Wellness Center
Mind Body USA
Spiritual Life Center at LC
Annual Lynchburg Peace Fair
(To see a Letter to the Editor regarding our 2014 events for the International Day of Peace, visit the News and Advance.)
Each fall the Lynchburg Peace Education Center (LPEC) joins with The Peace Practice (TPP) and other community groups to host the Lynchburg Community Peace Fair as a city-wide celebration of peace. The event is held on or around September 21(to coincide with the annual International Day of Peace); the 2014 Fair was held on Sunday, September 21, at the Aviary in Miller Park. Details will be posted here as the date draws near--check back for the latest updates!
The purpose of the Fair is two-fold: 1) educational, to provide information on a wide range of events, services, businesses and organizations, operating on a local to global level, that nurture habits of harmony and work for issues of peace and justice and 2) recreational, to provide an opportunity for community members of all ages to connect with playful, relaxing activities that relieve stress, encourage creativity, and celebrate peace to inspire and nurture the individual and collective spirit.
Sessions might include recreational activities such as Laughter Yoga, crafts for kids, drum circle, stretching to de-stress, music, guided relaxation meditation; educational activities may involve tables for peace and justice organizations, video or audio recordings, and featured speakers. Local and regional organizations have the opportunity to circulate a petition, distribute literature, provide information on current long-standing and innovative peace efforts around the world, and/or promote peace-related products or services. Some groups/movements who have attended or been invited in the past include progressive churches, and national/international groups that promote peace, yoga studios, alternative health practices, mindfulness programs progressive churches, and national/international groups such as Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Amnesty International, Charter for Compassion, etc.
Groups or individuals who would like to be a Partner in Peace for the 2015 Fair are welcome; to join in the celebration contact Ev at 434-660-7566 or email Susie or phone her at 434-609-3437. Each year we look forward to hosting a fun and memorable city-wide celebration of peace. All are welcome!
2014 Lynchburg Community Peace Fair
Schedule of Activities
12-12:30: LPEC PowerPoint slide presentation
12:30-1:00: Yoga with Carlina Muglia of Congruence Yoga
1:00-1:30: Video "The Evolution of A Global Peace System",
documenting trends of the last 100 years that indicate
humanity is moving towards peace
1:30-2:00: Laughter Yoga with Certified Instructor Kristin Jo Freed
2:00-2:30: Videos--selected short clips from talks by Paul Chappell,
Author, Iraq War veteran and Peace Leadership Director
for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
2:30-3:00: PowerPoint slide presentation by Judy Henry
of The Connection Practice, "connecting to self and others
through empathy and insight
3:00-3:30: Videos--Selected short videos of various
peace projects, including the Charter for Compassion,
Playing for Change (PFC), etc.
3:30-4:00: Community Drum Circle with videos of musicians
from around the world playing for peace