Shanti Day at the MacEwan Students Centre, University of Calgary, features panel discussions, bands, and a fair (organic food, fair trade goods, opportunities to take action).
Shanti, or peace, is much more than the absence of war. It is social justice. It is equality of opportunity. It is a clean planet for our children. It is the end of poverty, illiteracy and want. Shanti is secured not by violence, but by understanding, compassion, and social action.
To mark the five-year report card of the UN Millennium Development Goals, University of Calgary clubs are organizing an event on campus to raise awareness about the goals and to empower you to take action to achieve them. On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, join like-minded campus and community organizations, artists, and individuals, as well as socially and environmentally responsible merchants, in making Shanti a reality.
Added by Grant Neufeld on October 14, 2005