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I saw this in Natural Awakenings and thought I would pass it on Looks pretty cool, we will be there.
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EPEC PEACE FAIR
Environment Peace & Education Center

More than thirty community organizations and churches are gathering to promote peace at the 2007 Southwest Florida Peace Fair to be held Saturday, November 10, at Rutenberg Community Park in South Fort Myers.

Sponsored by the Environmental and Peace Education Center (EPEC) the Peace Fair will focus on themes such as peace between nations and peoples, making environmental peace with the earth, peace in the home and inner peace.

In addition to the organizations, which will have information booths and displays, the fair will include arts and crafts vendors, food, music, speakers, and an activities area for children.

“The Peace Fair is designed for people to learn, be inspired and have fun”, said fair organizer and EPEC president Tom Guelcher of Fort Myers. Commenting on the peace theme, Guelcher maintained “There is more that unites humanity than there is that divides us. The fair will promote education and reason as the means to change peoples consciousness away from fear, mistrust, hatred and violence. We need to better understand people from other cultures.”

The Peace Fair runs from 10am to 4pm, and is free. Major displays will include Arlington South’s 800 wooden crosses representing American soldiers who have died in Iraq, and 200 panels from the Florida Peace Ribbon Project that was part of a ten mile long international display in Washington D.C. in 1985.

The Fort Myers band Pond Water Experiment will headline the musical venue.

Guelcher explained the event will be dedicated to the memory of both Mattie Stepanek, the nationally prominent boy poet and peacemaker who died in 2004 at age 13, and EPEC founder Bobbie Heinrich, who spent her life in the devotion of peace and who passed away last week in Lehigh Acres at age 87. Guelcher said Stepanek and Heinrich will be honored during the noon dedication ceremony and peace procession around the fair.

EPEC is an all-volunteer and independently member supported nonprofit that supports non-violent approaches to conflict. EPEC also supports conservation measures, sustainable sources of energy, environmentally sound technologies and environmental preservation.
See you at the Peace Fair!

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