Oklahoma City – Preparations are under way for Oklahoma City’s 35th Peace Festival, to be held Saturday, November 9th, in the Civic Center Music Hall’s Hall of Mirrors, according to organizers. “We’ve booked the hall and mailed invitations seeking groups to participate,” said Nathaniel Batchelder, Director of the Peace House in Oklahoma City. “We’re especially looking for new groups that have not participated before,” he said. Tables at the Festival are allotted to groups working in social justice, human service, human rights, and environmental sustainability, he said.
Theme of this year’s Festival is, “A Climate for Humanity,” Batchelder said. He said the theme reflects all human needs and services including the climate crisis that is becoming an issue in our time.
At the Festival, some 60 tables will display information and wares for sale from groups working in women’s rights, children’s rights, ending racial and religious discrimination, support for education and students, education in foreign countries, poverty reduction, human services, environmental sustainability, urban farming, voter registration and climate change.
Groups and individuals interested in learning more about the 2019 Peace Festival may call or text Nathaniel Batchelder at 405-824-2794 or Anne Murray at 405-596-2314. The Peace House website displays photos from previous Peace Festivals, to give visitors the flavor of the event: <www.PeaceHouseOK.org>
The Peace House was founded in 1981, and sponsored the first Peace Festival in 1985. “It’s been a great journey that we hope to perpetuate,” Batchelder said.