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Unity Through Creativity Blog

Launching Into Autumn

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Detail, The Afghan Singing Tree Mural of Women's Strength and Freedom

Dear Friends of Unity Through Creativity,

We have been busy over the summer.

El Paso County Commissioners proclaim El Paso an International City of Peace

El Paso County Commissioners proclaim El Paso to be included in the International City of Peace's network, through an effort led by Unity Through Creativity. This official Resolution happened on Sept 11th, the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. We chose this day to emphasize the dire need to build a local and worldwide Culture of Peace.The language of the resolution was crafted by an intergenerational, intercultural team made up of people from the Interfaith Alliance of the Southwest, Eco-El Paso and Unity Through Creativity. Please take the time to read the Resolution here.

Is your community one of the 390 Cities of Peace around the world? If not, what would your vision, mission and goals be for your community to build a Culture of Peace? Please contact us and/or International Cities of Peace if you’d like to explore this possibility.

Celebrating International Day of Peace, Sept. 23rd,

Keystone Heritage Park 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Unity Through Creativity is excited to facilitate the second annual celebration of El Paso’s International Day of Peace. The UN's theme this year is Actions for Peace - Ambitions for the SDG Goals. We are one of over 4800 celebrations in the US. If you are here in El Paso, we hope to see you.

Inspired by Sister Mary Soh, who wrote a song that we sang at the County Commissioner's court room, we've added a fourth domain to our Peace celebration - Peace with Universe. Sister Mary and Juno Z, a Singing Tree Mural Facilitator-in-training, share the song with you.

Designed by UTC’s graphic artist Lili Lopez, we are giving these beautiful buttons away at the event. Come and get yours.

You can see the vendors and speaking/performance schedule of the International Day of Peace celebration here.

UTC exhibiting at El Paso SpaceFest

We're also partnering with Insights Science for El Paso's SpaceFest at the El Paso Airport on Sept. 22, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. In addition to exhibiting The Future Accelerator Singing Tree that honors astronaut Edgar Mitchel, we'll be hosting creative experiences for the public with the Isaac Art and Wellness Center and Eco-El Paso. Our goal is to affirm the enormous creativity that lies within every person as we connect to people who are exploring the heavens.

We are glad to celebrate with you the joy and wonder that's possible when people create together.


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