Peace Day is Monday, Sept. 25th at 2:30

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International Peace Day is going to be celebrated on Monday, September 25th. Students are going to convene on the softball field at 2:30. Students are asked to wear white shirts on this day. Families and community members are invited to this event, as well.

International Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21st. The theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All." According to the U.N.'s website, this year,the International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages are shared with communities hosting refugees and migrants, as well as people concerned that refugees and migrants may bring physical and economic insecurity to their lives. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats. We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbors as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people — and societies — from achieving their full potential.” He added, “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.”