This week, Miami Valley residents will join peace advocates across the world in celebrating the ideals of the International Day of Peace by participating in community events sponsored by 20 local organizations.
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Peace Week events include:
• 5 to 10 p.m. - Urban Nights Youth Celebration sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of Greater Dayton, Missing Peace Art Space, Dayton Public Schools, the Downtown Partnership and Dayton’s Parks and Recreation. The free event will be held in the Dayton Public Schools Parking Lot near Fourth and Ludlow Streets. Hightlights include art, music, spoken word and food.
• 10 a.m. - A Peace Bike Ride, sponsored by the Peace on Fifth and the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor. For details, visit peaceonfifth.com.
• 10:30 a.m. - A presentation by the Community of Peace Garden about the human need to connect with nature. The event will be held at the peace museum, 208 W. Monument Ave.
• noon to 1 p.m. - Dayton’s Global Feast for Peace at the Missing Peace Art Space gallery, 234 S. Dutoit St., sponsored by the International Cities of Peace, Inc. Also, ICP will be live streaming video from Global Feasts around the world. For more details visit www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org.
• 3 to 6 p.m. - A Festival of Neighborhoods for Salem Avenue will be at Grace United Methodist Church, 1001 Harvard Blvd.