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We hope you will explore this area of our web site to read the latest news about our sisters and their ministries, and to learn more about a variety of upcoming events. For more information on any of these news or events, contact Jane Buse, Director of Communications, at 563.588.2008 or info@dubuquepresentations.org.

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International Day of Peace Events

September 21, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Join the Sisters of the Presentation, associates, and friends around the world as we pray for peace on International Peace Day on September 21. Dubuque will celebrate with various events. For more information, visit http://www.dbqdayofpeace.org/.

What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?
A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.

Events in Dubuque for the Day of Peace include:

Friday, September 21, 2018

Prayer for Peace
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound
585 Co Rd Z
Sinsinawa, Wisconsin 53824 

All are invited to join the Sinsinawa Mound community in prayer for peace in our world and in our hearts. The Prayer for Peace service is being held in conjunction with the International Day of Peace (IDP), established by a United Nations resolution in 1981. The focus this year is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” For more information, contact Sister Marcia Holthaus, OP, at 608-748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org

Paul Engler Speaks “Nonviolent Alternatives to War”
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Loras College
Alumni Campus Center
Loras Boulevard

Join us as we learn about nonviolence as a powerful tool for building a more just and peaceful world and a compelling alternative to armed force. Paul Engler is a grew up in Iowa and is founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. He has worked as an organizer in the immigrant rights, global justice, and labor movements. Paul is also one of the founders of the Momentum Training, which educates hundreds of activists each year in the principles of momentumdriven mobilization. With Mark Engler, he wrote "This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the 21st Century." 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Opening of “Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith, and Justice”
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dubuque Museum of Art
701 Locust Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

This exhibit will highlight regional artists who are affiliated with a religious order and have made a unique contribution to our understanding of art, faith and social justice. A highlight of the exhibit will be in the inclusion of more than 20 works by internationally-known pop artist Sister Corita Kent, Clarke University Professor of Art Louis Kames, BVM Helen Kerrigan and Presentation Sisters Kay Cota, Marie Barth and Carolyn Link. The exhibit opens on Saturday September 22, 2018 and runs through January 6, 2019. Museum hours & admission available at http://dbqart.com/hours-and-directions/

UN Walk for Refugees
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Refugees walk hundreds of miles to find safety. Will you walk or run to support them? The Run/Walk is held in September of each year.
Start at Loras College (outside Christ the King Chapel), touch base at University of Dubuque (outside Blades Chapel) and end at Clarke University (outside Atrium). Cosponsored with Iowa United Nations Association (IUNA). All proceeds raised go to the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which helps provide refugees with life sustaining tools. Suggested Donation: $20 adults; $10 students. https://www.iowauna.org/un-walk-for-refugees-2018

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Clarke University
Kehl Center

This community Barbeque is an event where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from a variety of local vendors. A live DJ will play family-friendly music. Activities include a volleyball tournament. More information can be found at www.bbqindbq.org  or ww.facebook.com/bbqindbq. Community organizations, Not-for-profit groups, and Businesses can have free tables to hand out information. To sign up for a table, go to www.bbqindbq.org/contact-us-2/

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Concert Across America
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
University of Dubuque
Blades Hall

Supporters of effective gun control across the nation will hold "Concerts Across America" in city after city this Sunday. Last year over 350 cities held concerts with over 5,000 participants. Our local event is hosted by Coalition for Non Violence.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tapestry Concert for Refugee Children
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Inspire Cafe
955 Washington Strett #105
Dubuque, Iowa 52003

Come listen to some great music and raise funds, awareness and solutionsfor issues faced by young immigrants from Central America now living in the Tri-State Area. All donations go toward Dubuque for Refugee Children, which helps with medical, educational, and legal expenses.



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