The Flagstaff Peace Day Celebration

Join the Flagstaff Community Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2020


Saturday, September 19, 2020
10am – Noon ~ downtown Flagstaff
Walk in community for PEACE. Attend the re-dedication of our PEACE POLE as Mayor Evans shares the Peace Proclamation. Then join the NON-POLITICAL walk from Heritage Square to the Ice House Peace Pole and back.
WE CLAIM PEACE FOR FLAGSTAFF and for our Global Community!

Thank you for NOT displaying any political attire or signs


Planted in 2018, the Heritage Square
Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument
that displays, in different languages, the
message and prayer
“May Peace Prevail on Earth”

Please adhere to social distancing recommendations.

We ask everyone joining to wear a mask.  

    What is the Flagstaff Peace Day Celebration?

    The original organizers for the Flagstaff Peace Day Celebration first convened in December of 2013 in an effort to support the International Peace Day Celebration initiative created by the United Nations in 1981. Other peacemakers and community members of Flagstaff joined shortly thereafter in the effort to promote peace throughout Northern Arizona with financial donations, donations of time and talent, as well as sharing community activities and information to encourage respect, tolerance, and understanding of each other regardless of our differences.

    Did You Know?

    Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Visit for more information.

    2021 Flagstaff Peace Day Celebration | Monday, September 25, 2021








    Peace One Day

    In 1999, Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organization, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September annually – Peace Day.

    To find out more visit:

    The Flagstaff Peace Day Mission


    People Everywhere Are Caring for Everyone

    P.E.A.C.E aims to bring awareness of the United Nations designed International Peace Day, celebrated annually on September 21 to the citizens of Flagstaff and all of Northern Arizona. We seek to encourage citizens to adopt the mantra “Who Will You Make Peace With?” through respect and tolerance for others.

    Our Vision

    • To promote the good deed that puts one at peace with oneself, and, at the same time, makes one feel at peace with others and the world.
    • To help people become informed about ways to find and make peace with each other in order to build a more peaceful community.
    • To encourage the expression of peace through various media such as Education, Music, Film, Sport, Dance, and Art.
    • To change lives by encouraging peace awareness through transformative actions of respect and tolerance.

    Our Goals

    • To highlight Flagstaff and Northern Arizona as a community that values and embraces peace. Peace is needed everywhere and starting with the individual and the community is a small way of changing the world, just a little at a time.
    • To raise awareness locally about the need to promote Peace in Flagstaff through public education, discussions and peaceful interaction in our community.

    Our Flagstaff Peacemakers

    Our local peacemakers are the difference makers in our community. With their time, money, skills, and resources they have all been an integral part in bringing peace to our Flagstaff and Northern Arizona community. There are no words or dollar values enough to express what bringing peace to others does for us all.  This Celebration would not happen without all of the entertainers, the presenters, the organizing committee members, and more too numerous to list in addition to those named below. Thank you.

    Financial Donors


    • Sara Kamin
    • Carol Scholing
    • Peggy Sheldon-Scurlock
    • Jack Welch
    • Rebecca Durrenberger
    • Ann Staley
    • Emily Hill
    • Pat Conway
    • Sandy Sunseri
    • Stephanie Smith
    • Chris Glen
    • Katarina Karjala



    • Joanne, Marcus, Olivia
      and Randy Durrenberger
    • Dale Oviedo
    • Larry Whelan
    • Steve Dohse
    • George Breed
    • Joyce Browning
    • Elizabeth Vogler
    • Kenneth McIntosh
    • Coral Evans
    • Tony Norris



    • Rebecca Durrenberger
    • Patrick Carr
    • Carol Scholing
    • Stephanie Smith
    • Joan Stoner
    • Carolyn Bame
    • Margaret Van Cleve
    • Kathy Bryant
    • Cathy Ribic
    • Joyce Browning
    • Sheila Duffy
    • Adam Shimoni
    • Ishmael Munene
    • Eula Loney



    • White Dove Coffee Shop
    • Flagstaff Family Food Center: Food Bank and Kitchen
    • East and West Public Libraries
    • Southside Community Association
    • Aspey, Watkins and Diesel law firm
    • Sunnyside Radio
    • NAU Students

    Other Participants & Helpers


    • Casey, Tom, Galey Rayne, Ella Meadow Dutton family
    • Chief Kevin Treadway
    • Epiphany Episcopal youth, Mari Soliday
    • Percilla Stoeckley
    • Brian Terpay, Taverna
    • Nancy Andrews



    • Sublime Dzine Digital Design
    • Print Raven Printing
    • Express Yourself Printing
    • Five Star Printing
    • PS Printing
    • Peaks Audio
    • Jim Cross Sound
    • Beyond Graphix (banner)
    • Flagstaff Community Market
    • Incahoots Vintage Clothing

    Artists & Musicians


    • Alice Hagerman
    • Sharon Creek
    • Phil Goldblatt
    • Rebecca Durrenberger
    • Carolyn Bame
    • Eric Walden
    • Richard Heit
    • Sedona Harmony on the Rocks
    • Marty Cook
    • Jacquie Foreman
    • Antara Hunter



    • The Exhibitors of Peace at the Heritage Square Events
    • The Entertainers and Performers at the Heritage Square Events
    • The numerous, marvelous, nameless peacemakers of Flagstaff.