International Peace Festival: Bringing the World Together

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La Sierra Community Center

5325 Engle Rd # 100 · Carmichael, CA

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5325 Engle Rd. is between Garfield and Walnut Ave.

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On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday, celebrate individual and global peace through meditation, community service, art, and vegan food at this festive multicultural community celebration!

FREE Admission

• Community Leaders' Panel
• Workshops
• All-Vegan Food
• Presentations
• Children's Activities
• Vendor Booths
• Peace Exhibits
• Cultural Dances
• Poetry
• Live Music
• Group Meditation

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EVENT SPONSORS: please see contact information below.

This event SPONSORED BY the nonprofit VI-SH KORANNE FOUNDATION is endorsed by SVS.

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Moderator: Kathy Orihuela
• Abuelitas Responden—Jill Shallenberger and Christina Manning
• Japanese American Citizens League—Josh Kaizuka
• Black Child Legacy, Campaign/Decarcerate—Paris Dye
• NAACP/Justice2Jobs—Yvonne Herivaux
• Bridgett Dean, LCSW—Social Service Administrator
• Sacramento Act—Pauline Hassan Burkey

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROOM[masked]:00 PM: Art for Children—Eila Sahu & Mahima Chaturvedula

1:00 PM: Poets for Peace—Host: Rhony Bhopla
Featured Poets: Robin Netzer and Lucille Lang Day

2:00 PM: Yoga for Peace: Isha Foundation—Piya Chowdhary

3:00 PM: “Barriers to Peace and Justice—presented by Sacramento Faces Race”; Moderator: Lynn Berkeley-Baskin
Guest Panelists: representing NAACP, Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacACT), Jewish Community Relations Council, Decarcerate Sacramento, and Justice2Jobs Coalition

4:00 PM: “A Force More Powerful”
Projectionist: Glenn Destatte
A documentary on one of the 20th century’s most important and least-known stories: how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. A strategy Gandhi used and the world emulated.

3:00 PM: Peace on Your Plate—“The Nutrition Professor” Timaree Hagenburger, Cosumnes River College

4:00 PM: Gun Violence in America: A Preventable Epidemic—Kate Van Buren, Americans Against Gun Violence & Physicians for Social Responsbility

• Ganesh Stuti, Mohiniattam Dance—Krishna Nair & Ganga Nair
• Vaishnav Jana: Gandhi’s Favorite Song—Raga Academy of Indian Music
• ScotDance Sacramento, Scottish Highlander Dance—Kyla Groeschel
• Folklorico Latino de Woodland, Gavilán Dance—Arte Guzman, Iris Altamirano, Karen Angel, Omar Quintero, Esteban Vivas, Sebastian Tejeda
• “We shall overcome”—Raga Academy of Indian Music
• “Spring of North Country” On Chinese Ehru—Neil Nayyar
• Mohiniattam Dance—Krishna Nair & Ganga Nair
• Ekla Cholo Re, March on Alone—Piya Chowdhary
• Tabla Drum Solo—Venkat Shashidhar
• Interfaith Call for Prayer to Peace—Dr. Ashok Shankar, Professor Emeritus, Social Work
• Jaya Ram on Veena—Gayatri Devi
• Ose Shalom, Song of Peace—Cantor Ben Rosner
• Hebrew Song—Caitlyn Shannon & Ben Rosner
• Instrumental Music on Oud—Jeff Swatt
• SMDCSac, Brazilian Zouk Dance—Ruby Badeaux & Tom Lev
• Hindi Song: Ae malik tere bande hum—Namrata Khemchandani
• World Medley on Hurdy Gurdy—Neil Nayyar
• Preetirang Animal Sanctuary—Madhulika Singh
• Dandiya Rhythm Sticks Dance—Led by Laxmi Rao