‘Culture of Peace’ Unveiled Today

Posted June 2, 2004 at 3:32pm

A multimedia exhibit exploring the ways ordinary people can contribute to peace-building efforts will open today and run through Friday in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building. In addition to recognizing the contributions of leaders and organizations in the peace movement, “Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World” will also highlight key actions individuals can make to contribute to such a culture, as well as networking resources.

Sponsored by the Buddhist association, Soko Gakkai International USA, in conjunction with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area and other groups, the exhibit will travel next to the U.N. headquarters in New York and the Forum in Barcelona, Spain.

An invitation-only reception will be hosted tonight by actor Patrick Duffy and will feature a performance by Latin Grammy-winning artist Nestor Torres, as well as remarks by U.N. Undersecretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), co-chairwoman of the Congressional Children’s Caucus.

— Bree Hocking