Arkansas Peace Week 2021, an annual event in central Arkansas, begins today with interfaith service and a picnic.
Due to concerns over the pandemic, the service will be held outside at the Allsopp Park Pavilion at 3700 Cedar Hill Road, Little Rock.
Speakers include Jay McDaniel, Professor Emeritus, Religion and Philosophy, Hendrix College; retired judge Annabelle Imber Tuck, board member of the Interfaith Center and executive vice-president of Congregation B’Nai Israel; Mohammed Nawaz, Imam, Mosque of Medina; Marquis Hunt, spiritual influencer, poet and musician; and two board members of the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice, Maylee Rollins and Maya Uwaydat.
Prior to the program there will be a “Bring Your Own Meal” picnic. Ice and water will be provided. Participants may bring a blanket or lawn chairs as efforts are made to spread out on the ground to ensure social distancing due to the pandemic.
For those unable to attend in person, the event will be broadcast live from 6:15 p.m. on https://www.facebook.com/arkansaspeaceweek/videos.
The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Other events include:
• Until 7 p.m. Harvest Night auction.
• 9 am-12pm. Peace Week mural on 7th Street.
• 10:00 am “Acting Together: A Celebration in the Struggle for Justice, People and the Planet.”
• 8:00 am Peace One Day – Live Online.
• 7:00 p.m. Screening “All calm on the Western Front”.
• 6:00 pm Peace Week Youth Summit: “I Am Eleven,” screening and online discussion.
• 6:30 a.m. Feed the Hungry for Arkansas Peace Week.
• 5:30 pm Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site 64th anniversary of Little Rock Nine and Central High School.
• 4 p.m. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site 64th Anniversary of Little Rock Nine and Central High School
• 2:00 p.m. Arkansas Peace Fest online.
A full calendar of Arkansas Peace Week events, with online link information, is available at https://arkansaspeaceweek.com/events/.