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New York City Peace Festival

August 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4

This event will provide opportunities for youth to become involved in peace building and climate activism.


Moderators: RTT/NAPF-Brandon Wingfield, and Peace Boat US Director, Emilie McGlone

5:00 pm – Opening

5:15 pm – Introductions: Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat US; Christian N. Ciobanu, Reverse The Trend/Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

5:30 pm – Keynote Presentation: Video Message from UNODA #Youth4Disarmament Program, upcoming events for the Day Against Nuclear Testing

6:00 pm – UN Partners and Diplomats

6:30 pm – Hibakusha Messages from Peace Boat

Networking Break

7:00 pm – Peace Boat Youth : Christelle Barakat, Youth Champions for Disarmament, Juan Sebastian Olea, Youth for the SDGs scholar from Colombia

Presentation: Mitchie Takeuchi and Susan Strickler, “A Vow From Hiroshima”

7:30 pm – Reverse The Trend Youth Speakers: Sajani Patel, Jack Moses, and Andrew Kim

8:15 pm – 1 Future project with Taku Nishimae and Cannon Hersey, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky

8:45 pm – Power of Art as Activism: Molly Hurley, Prospect Hill Foundation, Showcasing Paintings from Japan and Marshall Islands, Recording of the Marshallese Community Poem: A Journey Home

Networking Break – Drinks available and complimentary appetizers in reception area

9:00 pm – Spotlight on Climate Activism: Climate Cardinals

9:15 pm – How can you join ICAN: Seth Shelden, ICAN; and Asha Ashokan, NuclearBan.US

9:30 pm – Jazz Performance Cocktail reception with complimentary appetizers

9:45 pm – Special cheers with all partners in reception area (Christian and Emilie)

11:00 pm – Closing

There will be complimentary appetizers, as well as music by local artists.

Co-Sponsors: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace Boat US, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Zero Hour NYC, Climate Cardinals, Marshallese Educational Initiative, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free-World, NuclearBan.US, Selina Chelsea NYC Hotel, Peace Action New York State, and the Prospect Hill Foundation.

We are thrilled to return to in-person events and have assembled an amazing group of speakers and partner organizations for the event. To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, we will be following COVID-19 Guidelines.

Masks are requested be worn at all times while inside the venue. All attendees will be requested to show photo ID, proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result.

This event will be in a hybrid format. If you prefer, you can watch it on zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkde6pqzIiHNeEerwXVS_sZuZtkKs4L9oV

RSVP: https://bit.ly/August-6-Reception-2021

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact reversethetrendnow@gmail.com



August 6, 2021
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4


Selina Chelsea NYC Hotel
518 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States