On December 15, 2000, the United States Congress resolved "that each year should begin with a day of peace and sharing during which people around the world should gather with family, friends, neighbors, their faith community, or people of another culture to pledge nonviolence in the new year and to share in a celebratory new year meal; and Americans who are able should match or multiply the cost of their new year meal with a timely gift to the hungry at home or abroad in a tangible demonstration of a desire for increased friendship and sharing among people around the world; and the President should issue a proclamation each year calling on the people of the United States and interested organizations to observe such a day with appropriate programs and activities."
The One Day of Peace Coalition in Portland, Oregon is presenting, as its SECOND National Holiday event, a Peace Fair of support and celebration to all in our communities, towns, and cities across the nation and beyond. The Peace Fair will be held Wednesday, January 1, 2003 in a multi-cultural festival of community hopes, prayers, and visions of peace.
In today's climate of permanent war, it is more important than ever to add each voice to the call for real, lasting peace.
This year's Peace Fair begins at 4PM with an exhibition of many Portland area peace groups, highlighting the work toward peace that is being performed in our own community and around the world. The evening program begins at 6PM and includes music by Michael Allan Harrison.
The One Day of Peace Coalition warmly invites everyone to attend the Peace Fair festivities on January 1. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
The Peace Fair will be held at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus at 5000 North Willamette Drive.
For more information about the Peace Fair and the growing One Day of Peace movement, please see their website at the link provided below.