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Date(s) - 09/20/2019 - 09/29/2019
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       “International Day of Peace 2019” – Women and Peace: Many Voices, Many Languages

All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

o   A Peace of My Mind Photography Exhibit – week of Friday, September 20 – 27, Library and Campus Center Concourse, Loras College. Photographer John Noltner drove 40,000 miles across the country asking people a simple question, “What does peace mean to you?” apomm.net/about.

o   This how we BBQ in DBQ Saturday, September 21, 1-5pm, Kehl Center, Clarke University. Community Barbeque where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from local vendors. Activities, DJ plays family-friendly music. Free tables for community organizations, not-for-profits, businesses to hand out information. bbqindbq.org or facebook.com/bbqindbq.

o   Hike to Help Refugees – Saturday, September 21, 12-1pm, start at Loras College (outside Christ the King Chapel), touch base at University of Dubuque (outside Blades Chapel), end at Clarke University. Proceeds go to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to help provide refugees with life sustaining tools. Suggested donation: $20 adults; $10 students. To register and/or donate: iowauna.org/events-calendar

o   An afternoon with Magdalena Gómez Sunday, September 22, 1-2pm, Dubuque Museum of Art. Presentation & reception to meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez, opening event of museum’s new week-long humanities festival, The City Speaks. dbqart.com/event/the-city-speaks/

o   Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror – Sunday, September 22, 6:30-8pm, Alumni Campus Center, Loras College. Author, award-winning performance poet, and arts activist Magdalena Gómez performs stories from her life and work. Raised in violence, brutalized, raped and silenced, Gómez has dedicated her life to interrupting violence and promoting self-determination through compassionate, inter-generational resistance, community building and embracing differences by first welcoming the stranger within. Gómez is cofounder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ theater in Springfield, Mass., founder of Ferocious Women’s Group, author of Shameless Woman (Red Sugarcane Press 2014).

o   Concert Across America Monday, September 23, 5-6:30pm, Washington Park. One of hundreds of concerts across the USA raising awareness of the gun violence epidemic. Music by Andy Wilberding, Kristina Castenada, Nate Jenkins.

o   Drumming for Peace Monday, September 23, 6:30-7:30pm, Canticle of Creation Center. Drumming circle to celebrate the heartbeat of the earth and right relationships. Some drums provided or bring your own. Free will offering.

o   Bidder 70 Tuesday, September 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Sinsinawa Mound Center. Moving, inspiring documentary centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability to climate justice. The journey of Tim DeChristopher as he goes from college student to incarcerated felon for his work on behalf of the environment. Brenna Cussen Anglada and Allyson Polman discuss their recent “valve turning” action in resistance to the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota. youtube.com/watch?v=4qEpkJyBXA0

o   A Peace of My Mind Artist Talk Thursday September 26, 7pm, Campus Center Concourse, Loras College. Presentation by artist John Noltner. apomm.net/about.

o   Music & Poetry of Peace and Justice Open Mic – Saturday, September 28, 7-9:30pm, Historic District Coffee House, UU Fellowship of Dubuque. For people who love to play or listen to music in a welcoming, peaceful environment. Bruce Schmidt (608-348-5099) and Art Roche (563-581-6521) coordinate line-up of performers, with time for “walk-ins.”

o   Lighting the Lantern – Sunday, September 29, 4-6:30pm, Convivium Urban Farmstead. Dinner & program, fundraiser for Presentation Lantern Center; $90 per plate, $725 per table of 8 (includes 2 refugees/volunteers). Table cost equals fee immigrants pay for citizenship application. eventbrite.com/e/lighting-the-lantern-tickets-64428063071

o   Ecumenical Peace Vespers Service – Sunday, September 29, 7pm, Divine Word College, Epworth, IA.