Richmond Peace Festival 2017

Oct 01, 2017
Event Sector: 
Peacebuilding & Relations
Event 2nd Sector: 
Spirituality & Religion
Event 3rd Sector: 
None Selected
Event Time: 
11:00am - 6:00pm
Event Cost: 
Event Location: 
St. Joseph's Villa
8000 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
United States

Richmond Peace Festival 2017

The Richmond Peace Festival is an annual celebration of the great diversity of cultures and faiths that enrich Richmond, Virginia.

A key principle of the Richmond Peace Festival is that everyone has a basic right to safety no matter their culture or religion. We recognize the importance of providing a safe space for people of all backgrounds to come together, learn about our city’s diversity, and celebrate our beautiful differences. In our 13th year, we remain committed to standing with each other in our service to humanity and safety to all, while providing an opportunity to build greater understanding of and appreciation for the diversity that enriches Richmond and beyond.

The mission of the annual Richmond Peace Festival is to provide an opportunity for children, youth, and adults of the greater Richmond area to gather in celebration of peace and diversity. It is our hope that this will foster a growing sense of community. Through a variety of experiences including arts & crafts,
games and entertainment, we will:

offer opportunities to embrace the possibilities of peace
help the community explore the many facets of peace
help the community begin to understand other cultures, religions and races through the use of the art, music, devotions, dance, etc.
create an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and love
create a safe environment that welcomes all who are willing
to come and explore expressions of peace
help to promote self-esteem in the children through age-appropriate activities
encourage future cooperation and collaboration among the diverse communities of Richmond