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Peace nation

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The International Day of Peace will be celebrated around the world this Friday, and Austin will be officially commemorating the occasion at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall. Mayor Steve Adler and Assistant Police Chief Justin Newsom will speak at the Peace Day Austin event, along with other officials, such as the executive director of Interfaith Action of Central Texas, Simone Talma Flowers. Robert Faires, arts editor of The Austin Chronicle, will emcee. Grammy-nominated musician Haydn Vitera will perform, and the program will close with a dove release. Representatives of local businesses,  including GlobalAustin, Amy’s Ice Creams, Compassionate Austin, the Long Center and ZACH Theatre will be in attendance as well, among others. Check out for more information and a list of events related to this day of peace.

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