Club among festival participants

The Advocates of Peace will participate in the annual Fall Peace Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, said Katie Williams, club president.

The Civic Center Hall of Mirrors is located at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City.

The Peace Education Institute is a non-profit, Oklahoma-based organization founded in 2007. The organization’s purpose is to provide educational opportunities to children, youth and adults that will contribute to non-violence in all aspects of living and encourage people to become active in peaceful social change.

Conna Wilkinson, Peace Education Institute director, said the main goal of the event is to bring together the many organizations in Oklahoma who support peace under one united front.

“We also want to bring awareness to human and civil rights as well as environmental issues in the Oklahoma City area,” Wilkinson said.

The other goal of this event is to raise awareness of peace and justice issues in Oklahoma, she said.

The Oklahoma Center for Conscience and American Friend Service committee will be among the many organizations participating, Wilkinson said.

Local musicians will provide live entertainment for the event.

Fair trade items such as coffee, fabrics, pottery and spices also will be for sale, she said.

Wilkinson said more than 50 peace and justice-related booths will be available for people to enjoy.

Nathaniel Batchelder, Peace House director, said his organization is co-sponsoring the event with the Peace Education Institute.

Batchelder said admission to the festival is free. Because it is a Sunday, he said, parking at the street meters also is free.

In addition, Wilkinson said, a children’s activity room will be available for children between the ages of 2 and 12.

“The child’s activity room will be available from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be supervised by volunteers who have registered through the Peace Education Institute,” she said.

Parents are welcome to join their children in the childrens’ activities area as well, she said.

For more information about the Fall Peace Festival, visit or call 405-524-5577.


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