June Global Gathering for Peace to Be Held on Zoom

SPRINGFIELD (June 17, 2020) – The Global Education and Peace Network will hold the next installment in its Global Education Series, “Let’s Get it Together: Making Peace through the Pandemic and Protest,” on Zoom this Saturday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m.

The event is usually held as a Peace Walk at City Hall, 76 E. High St., but this year it will be a virtual gathering via the Zoom platform. Dale Henry, Gammon House Director, will speak. Other community members will speak on the following topics:

COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Vince Carter, Clark County Combined Health District
  • Tiffany Cydrus-Beckel, RN, Springfield Regional Medical Center
  • Winkie Mitchell, behavioral health RN, retired

Peace and Justice

  • Jerry Laub, Global Education and Peace Network
  • Samina Ahmed, Springfield Human Relations Board and Masjid Al-Madina Mosque
  • City Commissioner Rob Rue
  • Katalina Remusat, Springfield Human Relations Board

Faith

  • Sana Ahmed, Masjid Al-Madina Mosque
  • Ravi Khanna, MD, Hindu Community of Springfield
  • Pastor Carl Ruby, Central Christian Church

For more information about how to call in to the program or join the meeting through Zoom, contact Nancy Flinchbaugh at nflinchbaugh@springfieldohio.gov. The meeting will stream live on the City of Springfield’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/GATVSpringfield5.

The Global Education and Peace Network celebrates its 18th season with the speaker series, “Sharing our Roots: Growing Springfield Together.” Monthly programs will explore ways for local residents to practice kindness in their lives. The Global Education and Peace Network formed during City-sponsored study circles after the tragedy of 9/11. They seek to build bridges of understanding across cultural divides with their monthly speaker series and annual calendar.

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