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Peace Flag Workshops Near You

August 16, 2017 - 5:33pm -- jfuentes

Mount Pleasant: September 11 at 4:00PM
Washington Park: September 13 at 3:00PM
CSEA**: September 14 at 3:30PM
Rochambeau: September 18 at 3:30PM
Wanskuck: September 20 at 3:30PM
Fox Point: September 21 at 3:30PM
Smith Hill: September 25 at 4:00PM
Olneyville: September 27 at 3:30PM

** Center for South East Asians, 270 Elmwood Avenue, across the road from Knight Memorial Library

Too scared to turn on the news? Yes, life can feel that way these days but here's an antidote. In September, PCL will host a series of workshops that is dedicated to the ideals of non-violence.

The Peace Flag Project is inspired by the tradition of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Tibetans believe that prayers for peace, compassion and kindness are carried on the wind around the world. Founded by Ginny Fox, the Peace Flag Project began in Rhode Island as a personal therapy to cope with illness but gradually grew into a nonprofit initiative in which diverse organizations and individuals now make thousands of peace flags on an annual basis. Each flag is a personal, creative experience and a quiet reflection on what its maker believes would make the world a better place.

The flags will remain on display at each library in celebration of the Month of Peace and the International Day of Peace (September 21st ).Learn more about the Peace Flag Project here.