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Open Book celebrates designation as International Peace Site

Open Book, best known as a gathering place for writers and literary events, will soon boast a new designation. On Sunday, September 20, Open Book will be dedicated as an International Peace Site. Sunday’s ceremony set for 2:00 p.m., is held in conjunction with worldwide observance of International Day of Peace on Monday, September 21.( (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=international+day+of+peace+2015&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gws_rd=ssl)

The designation has been organized by the Social Justice Writers Group and other Open Book member organizations including the Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Milkweed Editions. The goal of the designation is to “celebrate and link the forces of peace and literature.”

As one of 700 International Peace Sites Open Book enjoys unique status while the designation pays tribute to the writers, book artists and publishers that are active in the community globally. Sponsored by World Citizen (http://www.peacesites.org) the designation “provides online and onsite resources for peace education as a basis for classroom discussions around cultural understanding, human rights, conflict, peace and social justice.”

The dedication ceremony will also include an open house beginning at 1:00 p.m. The writing groups Equilibrium, TGI Frybread Native American Group, and the Peace and Social Justice Writers Group will conduct readings. There will be multimedia works and musical guest Larry Long. The Minnesota Center for Book Arts will offer family-friendly activities.

The free and open eventwill be held in the Performance Hall at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South. For more information contact Philip Lund, 612 819 1890 or loftpeacewriters@gmail.com.