In our sixth year, our 2015 focus is on how climate change impacts peace issues such as violent conflict, refugees, and resource allocation. Anticipating the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris set for early December we have additional events.
The Day of Peace is recognized around the world every September 21, and our Festival is from September 11 to 27, 2015.

Dr. Reese Halter
Dr. Reese Halter

Featured event: Climate Change and Peace

Dr. Reese Halter is an award-winning conservation communicator: voice for ecology, distinguished conservation biologist, broadcaster, public speaker, best-selling author, and syndicated writer. He knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an Earth Doctor and has university degrees in Physical Geography, Forest Resources and a PhD in eco-stress tree physiology from The University of Melbourne Australia. In the 1980s, Dr. Reese founded Global Forest Science, a conservation institute. Through Global Forest Science, he has built an international reputation for initiating meaningful research designed to protect natural resources for future generations. Dr. Reese visits schools and encourages children around the globe to embrace conservation, science exploration, and learning.
Find out more about Dr. Reese Halter at his webpage Earth Dr. Reese Halter.

Photo of Hike to Help RefugeesHike to Help Refugees

Loras College, University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and the Iowa UNA are working together for peace!
$20 adult, $10 student
Register at, or on-site beginning at Noon on the 19th! The starting point is at Christ the King Chapel, near the peace pole on the Loras College campus. We will then touch base outside Blades Chapel at the University of Dubuque end at the Clarke University atrium.
Note: Limited number of t-shirts will be available for $15 Join us for a “City Hike” — we’ll be hiking through the neighborhoods of Dubuque, from Loras College to the University of Dubuque to Clarke University. Take your hiking gear to the city sidewalks!
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This Is How we BBQ in DBQ

This community Barbeque is an event where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from a variety of local vendors. A live DJ will play family-friendly music. Activities include milk bottle knockdown, pop bottle ring toss, football tire toss, small putting green, half court shot, and bean bags. Sponsored by Clarke University, Dubuque Branch NAACP, Dubuque Community Foundation, the Dubuque Human Rights Commission, Dubuque Independent Football League, the Dubuque Police Department and Auxiliary Police and The Jule.
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What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?


A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Satufday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.

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