Annual Peace Festival Starts 4th Decade Nov. 12

dsc04537Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10 am to 4 pm
Where:   Civic Center Hall of Mirrors
Admission Free

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Registration packet – apply for a table for your business or organization.

Oklahoma City’s 30th annual Peace Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Music Hall’s “Hall of Mirrors” in downtown in Oklahoma City, 201 N. Walker.  The event is free and open to the public.

The event is an central Oklahoma tradition, with music, dancing, food, shopping and community organizing for peace and justice always on the program.

More than 60 organizations will be represented. Visitors will find items for sale from three continents, and tables reflecting the face of human service and social justice groups in central Oklahoma.

An Oklahoma City tradition in its 30th year, the Peace Festival atmosphere is set with live music, exotic food items to sample, holiday shopping, all in harmony with the peace and justice theme.

Different tables will offer fair trade and home-made goods, organic coffee, pottery, carving and craft items from Africa, Central America, and Eastern Europe. Local artists and craftspeople display wares as well. Many groups offer books, calendars, t-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, cups and the like.

There are of course newsletters, fliers, membership appeals, and hand-outs. First-time visitors often exclaim, “I had no idea all these groups were active in the city,” according to Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder.

Other festival sponsors with the Peace House include the Social Justice Committee of the First Unitarian Church, Bob Lemon, Oklahoma Observer, Home Creations, and Kay Adair.

Festival entertainment will be provided by Oklahoma musicians Steve McLinn, founder of Ojas Recording Studio and Jahruba Lambeth, world-class drumming artist.

“Visitors are inspired by the community of local groups and people making a difference in our world, right here in Oklahoma City,” Batchelder added.

The Oklahoma Vegetarian Society will offer homemade samples of snacks, lunch items, and recipes celebrating the benefits of a plant-based diet.

“Children need to see adults modeling activities such as the Fall Peace Festival in their community,” said Gail Sloop, art educator at Sequoyah Elementary School in Oklahoma City and regular event volunteer.

More information is available by calling the Peace House in Oklahoma City at 405-524-5577 or at www.peacehouseok.org.

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