Peace Week 2009

We're especially pleased about the day of events at Indiana University focusing on environmental peace and sustainability

Bloomington Peace Week 2009 begins at the John Waldron Arts Center on Friday September 18th at eleven in the morning with the opening of the Victory over Violence Exhibit. Following there will be a message from Dennis Kucinich and opening statements. The action then moves to a dinner hour gathering at the courthouse square and then an evening of peace poetry and a film screening the Pour House coffee house on Kirkwood.

Interview guests are two of the organizers of Peace Week. Ingrid Skoog is a mediator and communications coach. Gail Merrill is a retired school teacher and peace activist. Skoog said that “this year the event has grown, as we’d hoped.” Merrill added that “we’re happy to have even more collaborating partners. I’ll mention just a few to give an idea of the scope of support. There’s the City of Bloomington, the Bloomington Area Arts Council, TMBCC and the Islamic Center.”

Skoog said that, “events we’re especially excited about include: a “City of Peace” initiative and a community interfaith worship service. “ Merrill added that they were also especially pleased with a day of events based at Indiana University addressing environmental peace and sustainability.”

See a calendar with a complete listing of the week’s activities.

George Walker

George Walker was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Owl’s Head, Maine, and Valhalla, New York. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came to Bloomington in 1966 and completed an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University. George began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Currently, along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists in a wide variety of areas and reviews plays and operas. He’s the proud father of grown sons Ben Walker (and his wife Elise Katzif Walker) and Aaron Walker. In his time away from WFIU, George enjoys an active life with wife Carolyn Lipson-Walker, singing, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

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  • harvy

    We will never have peace when the ones that promote and control peace are not peaceful themselves.

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