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Peace festival coming to Copley Square

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  August 21, 2013 03:12 PM

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Copley Square will be bustling with music performances, panel discussions, yoga and meditation classes, and other activities Saturday for an event celebrating and promoting peace.

The Boston Day of Peace, scheduled for 12 to 6 p.m. in the square, will host a number of peace organizations and groups and “serves as a practical opportunity for people and organizations to come together to create a future of peace,” organizers said in a press release announcing the event.

The daylong event called “Peace Begins With One” will feature keynote speakers Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey and writer and entrepreneur Pam Guyer.

Organizations including Veterans for Peace, Mass Peace Action, Community Violence Response Team, Yoga Reaches Out, Friends Meeting at Cambridge, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will also participate in the event.

Grass Gypsys, Amory Sivertson, Alex “Shugg” Sugarman, and Chris Kazarian will also perform and yoga classes will be held throughout the day.

"The purpose of the Boston Day of Peace is to further the cause of peace on the planet. Our core belief is that peace begins with each individual. To that end, we provide education and practical tools to empower individuals to live peaceful lives,” according to the event’s press release.

A full list of activities and participants, and a schedule of the day’s events is available o the Boston Day of Peace Facebook page.

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