9/11 Schedule of Events: Celebrating 11 Days for Peace in Ashland
Ashland Culture of Peace Commission is hosting various concerts, labyrinths, vigils, talking circles for the 11 Days for Peace. 9/11 is the beginning of 11 Days for Peace culminating on 9/21 the International Day of Peace.
Sunday, September 11th Schedule of Events:
12:00pm: 9/11 memorial ceremony. Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole, US Cellular Park. Lighting of Peace Flame. Directions to Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole, US Cellular Community Park, 300 Lowry Ln, Medford, Oregon (click here)
1-3pm: Marcine Quenzer story telling. Ashland Public Library
2:00-4:30pm: Pauline Sullivan, soprano, and Jennifer Schloming, pianist, Barbara Evans O'Donnell, alto, Jim Marin, guitar, and Jim Malachi, guitar and vocals, will present a concert starting at 2 pm in the sanctuary at the Methodist Church.
3:00pm: Peace Flame Procession to the Labyrinth experience facilitated by Elizabeth Austin. Reflect on creating a personal and community Culture of Peace. Ashland United Methodist Church.
5:30-6:30pm: Ashland Plaza Community Peace Vigil: Making Peace Inclusive to All.
Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC) is celebrating one year of exploring a new culture that may become peace in our community. Individuals come together to take on hard questions and reveal solutions. Our focus is on how we can change from a culture that promotes separation, fear and violence into one of compassion and peace. Every individual, business, organization and agency is invited to be a Pathway To Peace.
(12noon - 1pm) the Rogue Valley community is invited to join ACPC in Medford at the US Cellular Park’s Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole to light the Peace Flame that will be present in Ashland during the 11 Days for Peace.
(1pm - 3pm) Marcine “Niyawehnsie” Quenzer shares Art & Storytelling! at the Ashland Public Library, "Spirit Winds of Peace, Epoch of the Peace Maker" which includes a book, paintings and curriculum by Marcine Quenzer. The story comes to life as she tells of the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy, which formed the basis for our Declaration of Independence.
(2:00-4:30pm) There will also be an ACPC Benefit concert and labyrinth experience at the Wesley Hall, United Methodist Church. Pauline Sullivan, soprano, and Jennifer Schloming, pianist, Barbara Evans O'Donnell, alto, Jim Marin, guitar, and Jim Malachi, guitar and vocals, will present a concert starting at 2 pm in the sanctuary at the Methodist Church. The concert with music from chant to classical and romantic periods and beyond, includes poetry collected by Jeffery Baker and spoken by John Stadelman.
(3:00pm) The concert will transition to the Labyrinth Walk experience via a procession from the sanctuary to Wesley Hall, led by the Peace Flame carried by Anya Kumara and accompanied by musicians. Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Elizabeth Austin will provide support and guidance. The theme of the Walk will be the “Qualities of Peace,” which will be carried over in the nightly vigils and daily gatherings in the Peace Commission office.
(5:30 to 6:30pm) A vigil will be held each day on the Ashland Plaza throughout the 11 Days for Peace where challenges to peace are explored. These vigils are an opportunity for the community of Ashland to stand together in mourning, in solidarity, and in the discomfort to feel together what has happened, what is happening, and what we are allowing to continue to happen. The vigils are an exercise in sitting together, with intention, full attention to feel the pain of these issues.
A talking circle will be held daily from 11 am to noon at the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission office, 33 First St. Suite 1, Ashland, to explore qualities that help create peace solutions. Our daily focus includes: Forgiveness, Inclusivity, Accountability, Compassion, Respect, Gratitude, Embracing Change, Love, Empathy, and Peace.
We invite you to explore,experience, share and participate in creating a Culture of Peace within – and in our beloved city.
For more info contact us:
33 First St. Suite 1, Ashland, OR 97520 firstname.lastname@example.org \\ Tel: 541-552-1061
*All times are subject to change, please check website for most current vigil topics and schedules.