You’re cordially invited to

Peace through the Arts

Saturday, June 22, 2024

A celebration of Human Connectedness, Peace, and Potential for Abundance

Together with One World and Denzel Washington School of the Arts, we invite you to an evening of student performances from Mount Vernon, and across the world. Through music, dance, poetry, and the visual arts, students will celebrate our our connections and our humanity, in a Global Kaleidoscope of Peace through the Arts.

Gallery walk & peace exhibition

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Live Student Performances

6:00 pm – 8:00 PM

Hosted at Denzel Washington School of the Arts

121 S 6th Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

Special thanks to our sponsors

Denzel Washington School of the Arts

A public performing arts magnet school for grades 6-12 located in Mount Vernon, NY offering a creative opportunity for students to excel academically and artistically, with disciplines in acting, vocal music, dance, instrumental music, and the visual arts.

One World Future Ready

One World is an educational enrichment program designed to bring K12 students and educators from around the world together to learn with and from one another as we attempt to address the unprecedented opportunities and challenges of our 21st Century world. Our peace programs ranging from 21st Century Citizen Leaders to Architects of Abundance seek to build bridges that overcome our civilizational challenges with a view to creating a world of abundance where by 2050 every human being alive then will have the potential to live better than the billionaires of today.

Project Peace Lights

Peace Lights is an internationally recognized symbol of peace that has played in 6 of 7 Continents and at nearly 50 United Nations-related events including in the General Assembly Hall, Main conference rooms, Delegates lounge and UN Church Center. It has been featured at countless concerts, conferences, and public art installations including 7 times in Times Square in NYC. It is a regular sight both in-person and online at Interfaith events worldwide and is directly linked to a large peace education-related initiative with presence in 30 African countries.

Keepers of the Peace

The goal of the Keepers of Peace program is to amplify young people’s voices with knowledge and skills to address critical issues such as the climate crisis, poverty, and violent conflict as agents of change within their local communities and globally.  KOP works to foster the power of imagination that is so present in young people, as it is essential to first imagine a better world for all before we can achieve it. Utilizing the five universal languages which are music, visual and performing arts, food and farming, fashion, and technology are our modes of creative expression for collaboration amongst students to breakdown cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and racial barriers. While the program has an academic and intellectual focus, KOP extends far beyond the school boundaries to evoke positive lifestyle and behavioral changes in young people that can inspire all.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Founded in 1982, we are a non-profit, non-partisan 501C(3), with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, recognized by the United Nations as a Peace Messenger Organization. Based in Santa Barbara and New York, we work on advancing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and other nuclear disarmament, nuclear justice, and peace initiatives.

Reverse the Trend

RTT is dedicated to educating the public and bridging knowledge gaps regarding the profound impact of nuclear weapons, as well as addressing the reluctance of global leaders to confront the dual existential threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change. Our mission is to empower young individuals by providing them with educational resources, fostering artistic expression as a catalyst for social change, and creating platforms for advocacy and the sharing of local stories to mobilize action on the interconnected issues of nuclear weapons, environmental justice, and the urgent need to ban nuclear weapons. Our guiding motto emphasizes the pivotal role of youth in effecting transformative change: “youth must rise up to change the world.”

Submit a Video

We invite you to submit culture performance videos that embody the spirit of our theme. Whether it’s a dance, a music performance, poetry, or any other expressive form, your contribution matters. Let’s weave a rich tapestry of the human experience on June 22nd.