Parkway NW HS for Peace and Justice – Peace Day Philly

Monday, September 21 – the UN International Day of Peace!

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9:45am: Gather at Mt. Airy Playground

10:00am: Peace March – ALL WELCOME! Parkway NW students and the general public are invited to walk with peace banners as well as T-shirts with the names of Philadelphia victims of gun violence. Please bring a banner, sign, etc. related to peace or a memorial T-shirt, if you wish. As walkers arrive at venue, those with T-shirts will affix them to stakes on the lawn.

10:50am: Opening Gathering in Seminary CourtyardALL WELCOME!

Will include remarks by special guest 
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Professional basketball player and Philadelphia native Wayne Ellington

11:20am: Student Lunch

11:45am: Interactive peace workshops (students can choose 2 to attend – some space in workshops for the public will be available)

12 noon: Pause in workshops to observe the MINUTE OF SILENCE - a global activity for Peace Day in all timezones.

1:30pm: Closing

This featured collaborative event for Peace Day Philly 2015 is being spearheaded by the Parkway NW High School for Peace and Social Justice, with support from a number of other organizations, and will involve their entire student body.

Beginning at Mount Airy Playground (7001 Germantown Avenue – 19119) Ending at Lutheran Theological Seminary (7301 Germantown Ave -19119)


Follow this event in Twitter: @ParkwayNWPeace

Partnering Organizations: Peace Day Philly, Global Education Motivators, Granny Peace Brigade, Julie Rainbow & Associates, Heeding God’s Call,Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.

Philly Peace Festival at the Fire!

Monday, September 21 – Peace Day!
Happy Hour Free Show 6-8pm / 9-10pm special guest / 10PM All star Peace open Jam

The Fire
412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(Northern Liberties)

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The Fire venue and bar joins the local and global movement of celebrating Peace Day with music!

Some events free, outdoors & for all ages, others ticketed – MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! 

About The Fire:
The Fire hosts a very diverse calendar of music here at the Fire, with regular shows featuring rock, folk, country, indie rock, punk, hip-hop and everything in between. It was established in 2001 as a pioneering new rock club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

Over a decade later, the Fire remains a fixture in a diverse musical neighborhood and a part of one of the most thriving music scenes in the Northeast. The Fire quickly established itself as an artist-friendly venue with a passion for developing talented new artists, both local and touring. The Fire has hosted artists the likes of Tegan and Sara, My Chemical Romance, OK GO, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Iron and Wine, John Legend, Amos Lee, Cold War Kids, Rilo Kiley, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Santigold, Damien Rice, and Dr. Dog having graced our stage.

Fifth Annual Peace Day Philly Sing-Along

Monday, September 21 (Peace Day)
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Across from 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square (Southwest Corner of the Square)

Come celebrate the United Nations International Peace Day! Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society, along with families, musicians, the Granny Peace Brigade and other peace organizations, will sing out songs of peace. The program will include some participatory Dances for Universal Peace.

This year’s event will also include “Chalk 4 Peace!”

We’ll conclude around 7:15PM with a silent candlelight walk around Rittenhouse Square.

For more information, or if you are a musician with sing-along experience who would like to lead a peace song, please email Hugh at

Hugh Photo by Deb Schell