International Peace Day In Utica [‘Just Jen’ Was On The Scene]
September 21 is International Peace Day and Lite 98.7’s Just Jen happened to be at the scene of the March in Downtown Utica.
According to Time and Date.com:
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
Children from the Thea Bowman House in Utica marched down Genesee Street to the State Office building, then back up Genesee Street to the Utica Public Library. They marched to commemorate the International Day of Peace. The kids spent a year creating pieces of art showing how “Peace Begins with Me.”
Thea Bowman House is doing all sorts of good in our community. According to their website:
Our organization has been serving low-income, at-risk children and families in and around the city of Utica for many years. We provide quality care to some of our community’s most vulnerable children and youth in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty through a structured program of educational and social enrichment.
A woman named Friday Paw spoke about the joy of being a US citizen. She’s especially thankful for the freedom that our country has to offer; a life free of violence and chaos.