A Week in Celebration of International Peace

Students dressed as hippies sign a peace banner.

September 21, 2011

A series of events has been organized by the student group Service Education & Resources for Volunteers (SERV) in honor of the International Day of Peace, which celebrates its 30th anniversary today. To mark the day, students dressed as hippies and gathered in front of the Dining Commons to inscribe “facts of peace” on a banner.

“This is a great opportunity for the Menlo community to think about what peace means to them and what we do on a daily basis to bring harmony to our community. Peace starts with us,” commented Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, Dean of Student Affairs.

“I am extremely happy with how our events are going. There are many students that are eager to get involved and be a part of our movement towards peace,” said Alayna Negrillo, Assistant SERV Coordinator and organizer of the Peace Week. “I am so excited to see students with a smile on their faces while participating in these events.”

Special events have been organized for every day this week. Monday, students “drew peace” with chalk on a sidewalk, and Tuesday they created peace pin wheels. Today students officially celebrated with “hippy dress day” and a peace banner. On Thursday, there will be screening of the documentary Peace One Day by the pool at 7 pm; and on Friday students are invited to create a mural together titled “What is Peace to You?” at 11 am in front of the Dining Commons.

View photos from the week’s peace events on Facebook:
A Week in Celebration of International Peace 2011