Dubuque Day of Peace Festival
For the 5th year, residents of Dubuque are invited to help celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace. The Dubuque International Day of Peace Festival begins Friday and lasts for a week.
One of the planners of the festival, Art Roche, says Sunday will be the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. The goal is to remind us that there are alternatives to war.
Roche says the first Day of Peace in Dubuque had just one event, but since then it's grown to a variety of events and activities around the city, with many sponsors.
On Sunday night, the featured speaker will be Jacob Krapfl (CRAW-fl), an army veteran who served in Iraq and now teaches English at Northeast Iowa Community College. Another featured speaker, next week, will be Liz McAllister - one of the founders of the Plow-shares Movement and wife of the late Philip Berrigan.
A full schedule of this year's Day of Peace Festival in Dubuque can be found at d b q day of peace dot org (dbqdayofpeace.org).