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Our dreams of peace are reflected in our daily thoughts, words and actions. ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation is partnering with the City of Naperville, Districts 203 & 204, North Central College, and prestigious organizations across the city to bring you the sixth annual Celebration of Peace. A variety of events and activities associated with peace and understanding provide inspiration for building harmony in our community and supporting charitable initiatives.
Every year, world peace is celebrated during the month of September. In 2007, for the first time, the City of Naperville proclaimed September 7th through October 5th as “Celebration of Peace” month. The month long inaugural celebration featured an astounding variety of events and activities designed to spark interest, heighten creativity, and prompt increased dialogue towards building harmony in our communities.
Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony
The Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony was held at Veterans Park in Naperville on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Highlights of this unique program included:
+ Addresses by retired Mayor Pradel, Mayor of Naperville Steve Chirico, and Mike Reilly, Park Board President
+ Live band and choral music by our Naperville children
+ Reading of the Peace Pole message by international students from North Central College
+ Honoring Naperville’s first ‘Peace Advocate’
+ And a very unique peace formation by all in attendance
We sincerely thank the community and volunteers for making this event so successful. It is your participation and enthusiasm that allows us to conduct such events. Thank you!.
p.s. even the sun came out to attend after a cloudy week!
We thank you, and the Naperville community, for a most successful ‘We Are One’ our global immersion multicultural event, Around the World in 8 Folk Tales.
The success of these celebrations are because of you, our supporters, our precious volunteers, and our sponsors. The gift of your time, skills, and caring means so much to us and helps us to promote our mission of enhancing cultural awareness, peace, and harmony, and of bringing people together. Get involved! Volunteer your time and talent.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and join us in helping out with our events this year!
|Tuesday, April 8, 2014
||The film festival, ‘Taking Root’, featuring the inspiring work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai is on April 8, 2014 at the 95th Street Library, 6:30pm Meeting Room B.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
|Saturday, March 15, 2014
1171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Two shows: 3pm & 6pmclick the image for the event flyer
|ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation presents “We Are One”, our biennial global immersion multicultural production that enhances cultural awareness, diversity and community outreach all with the overall objective of promoting peace and harmony.
This year, ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation in partnership with North Central College and CIRCA-Pintig presents a theatrical production titled Around the World in 8 Folk Tales, featuring folk tales from countries around the world, with original script, music and dance. Partnerships with several cultural organizations from many different countries enables us to bring this global theatrical extravaganza to Naperville. There are two chances to see the performances (3pm and 6pm). View pictures from the event here.
A reception was held February 15th to announce the Folk Tales event. View pictures here.
|To be determined
||ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation in partnership with the Naperville Park District is thrilled to announce the Dedication Ceremony of the Peace Pole in Veterans Park (301 W. Gartner Road) in Naperville, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”. Time to be announced.
|Friday, December 13, 2013
||The award ceremony for Art & Essay contest.
The theme of this year’s contest was “Our World, Our Future!”Tuesday, October 1 – November 1, The eagerly awaited Arts & Essay contest has been launched across the Naperville community! The theme of this year’s contest is “Our World, Our Future!” Please click here for further information about this contest.
Here are the winning entries.
“Peace in Their Time” by Jane Donahue for Sunday, November 15, 2010.
Who knew a celebration of peace would be buzzing with such excitement. More than 150 children and adults gathered Nov. 12 at the Naperville Municipal Center when ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation announced the winners of the 2010 “Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace” art and essay contests. ” If even one child here has spent a few minutes thinking about what it is to be peaceful…
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||Mayoral Proclamation of “Celebration of Peace” month in Naperville at City Council Meeting.
||Inauguration Ceremony at Naperville City Hall.
||Film Festival at Presentation Hall on the campus of Benedictine University.
||Artist’s Reception will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Oesterle Gallery on the campus of North Central College. Meet with Revati Natesan, creator of the Exhibit titled, “Mahatma Gandhi – His Life & Legacy“.
Opening of Exhibit titled, “Mahatma Gandhi in Cartoon” at the Krasa Center at Benedictine University.
Opening of Exhibit titled, “International Lions Club Peace Posters” at the Krasa Center at Benedictine University.
||Talk by Rajmohan Gandhi, Naperville Central High School.
Luncheon with Rajmohan Gandhi for select high school students at Waubonsie Valley High School.
||Talk by Rajmohan Gandh at Pfeiffer Hall on the campus of North Central College.
||Panel Discussion “Peace & Ahimsa” at Neuqua Valley High School.
||Watoto Childrens Choir at Naperville North High School.
||World of Hope at Naperville North High School.
||Cultural Show at Waubonsie Valley High School Auditorium.
||Press Conference for winners of the “Creative Stamp Design” and “Peace Poster Contest”, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary at Naperville Art League Gallery.
||Closing Ceremony at Naperville City Hall.
Special highlights of this month long celebration included an exhibit titled “Mahatma Gandhi – His Life and Legacy” and two major presentations by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Rajmohan Gandhi.
This contest was hosted by the Naperville Noon Lions Club, and was open to the Middle School and Junior High Students (Grades 6, 7, & 8) at all Naperville area schools. Students were invited to design posters with the theme of “Peace Around The World”, the theme of the 2007-2008 Lions Clubs International Poster Contest.
The winning poster at the “local” judging level was announced at the Press Conference on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary.