September 20, 2010:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 5th Annual
South Robertson Peace Picnic
Los Angeles, CA — This year's 5th Annual South Robertson Peace Picnic will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm. The Peace Picnic festivities will be located at the Robertson Recreation Center at 1641 Preuss Road (at the corner of Robertson Blvd. and Airdrome).
The Peace Picnic is one of hundreds of events around the world commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly, through Resolution 55/282, officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. The Peace Picnic is scheduled later to come after the high holidays celebrated by many in the SORO neighborhood. In furthering the U.N.’s request for all people to celebrate and to come together in the observance of peace, the South Robertson Community invites everyone to gather for an afternoon that will include activities for kids, ethnic food, a live music and speakers offering messages and universal prayers in the spirit of peace.
The Peace Picnic is an opportunity for our community to gather and spend a peaceful afternoon in the park. All are welcome to enjoy lunch, which will be served between 1pm – 2pm, followed by games and activities for kids and a live music program, featuring local musical groups that reflect the diversity of the South Robertson Neighborhood. Clergy and leaders from various organizations will also offer words of inspiration, setting aside religious and political differences in an effort to celebrate peace in our neighborhood and around the world.
The South Robertson Peace Picnic is co-sponsored by the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC) in collaboration with Robertson Recreation Center, L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz, L.A. City Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr., St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, and Guru Ram Das Ashram. We would like to invite the entire South Robertson Community to participate in our event. Admission to the Peace Picnic is Free. Free street parking is also available.
For additional information, call event coordinator Sat Purkha S Khalsa at 541-953-7306 or Click here to email