Peace Day 2014 - September 20th

UN International Day of Peace Celebration

FREE for all ages! Jovial Concepts invites you to join us September 20th on the 16th Street Mall for the observance of the UN International Day of Peace. We are shutting down Glenarm St in the Denver Pavilions to bring you an action packed stage with great speakers and live music. We will have over 25 vendor and nonprofit booths filling the street and parts of the 16th St Mall. We will have a special craft beer in our garden hosted by the 5280 Burger Bar! Come on down and check out some great art, music, food, fun and find out how you can make Peace on Sept. 20th!

This is a day of non-violence and international cease fire recognized by the U.N. and allows much needed humanitarian aid into areas that are normally unreachable due to conflict. Though celebrated in many countries and other states, this will be one of the largest celebrations and awareness raising events for Peace Day on Sept. 20th in Denver!

Keynote Speakers

Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Michael B. Hancock became Denver, Colorado’s 45th mayor in July 2011 and immediately began to transform Denver into a more globally competitive city.

The Mayor believes there is nothing more important than helping every young person in every neighborhood compete and succeed in the 21st Century economy. He is aligning all City departments with nonprofits, businesses and educational organizations to better prepare all children for every stage of life through new initiatives such as the Denver Children’s Cabinet and Denver Education Compact.

Ved P. Nanda

Ved P. Nanda

Professor Nanda has taught at the University of Denver since 1965. He is significantly involved in the global international law community and currently a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, and Vice-Chair of its Executive Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA. He also serves as an elected member of the American Law Institute and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

In February 2004, Professor Nanda was awarded the “Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Community Peace Building” from Soka Gakkai International and Morehouse College. He was also the recipient of the United Nations Association Human Rights Award in 1997.

Donna DeNomme

Donna DeNomme

Coming from a background of brutal sexual abuse, which led to rebellious adolescent gang affiliation, single motherhood, and state welfare, Donna knew first-hand how self-defeating life can be. . . . She is an insightful teacher, shamanic healer, ceremonial leader and Master Success Coach, assisting others since 1987. Donna was voted Colorado’s “Spiritual Health Guru” by 5280 Magazine for her innovative approach to personal healing and collective transformation.

She is the award-winning, internationally-published author of Turtle Wisdom: Coming Home to Yourself, Ophelia’s Oracle (for girls), the Turtle Wisdom Personal Illumination Cards, and the newly released 8 Keys to Wholeness: Tools for Hope-Filled Healing.


The UNA Denver chapter is working in partnership with chapters in Boulder, Kansas City & San Francisco to re-establish local Council of Organizations (COO's) - a network that has supported more than 90 nongovernmental organizations nationally with interests in education, social justice, peace and security, labor, sustainable development, human rights, health and women's issues, share the common goals of promoting greater public awareness about global issues and the UN's importance in world affairs and strengthening the U.S.-UN relationship.

The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance is an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. Our network includes volunteer grassroots teams in cities, towns, colleges and high school campuses across the nation.

Colorado Peace Resources

Colorado Peace Resources

Colorado Peace Resources is an associate of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), which “addresses the fundamental human needs of food, water, and peace, so that people can live with dignity, peace, and prosperity.”


Musical Performances By

Big little Band

Big little Band

Elephant Revivals’ Bonnie Paine, Dango Rose, and Daniel Rodriguez with Taarka as the Big Little Band. Their styles of music are often referred to as “transcendental folk,” which incorporates elements of Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, bluegrass, psychedelic country, indie rock, reggae, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat.

Cottonwood Snow ft The Paine Sisters

Cottonwood Snow ft The Paine Sisters

This fantastic female folk band features the talented Paine sisters with Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival. The music that these sisters create has delightful instrumentals and soulful vocals that make you stop and enjoy their performance.

The Fabulous Boogienauts The Fabulous Boogienauts
A-Mac DZ
Wandering MonksThe Wandering Monks

Additional Performances and Activities

Rainbow Lightning

V.I.P. Lounge


Special Thanks

Denver Pavilions Downtown Denver PartnershipDenver BID

Sponsored By

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If you would like to volunteer, reserve a booth, or sponsor our Peace Day event call us at 303-578-2569 or email:

Happy Peace Day!!



Jovial Peace Booth - What Will YOU Do For Peace?

Peace Day Stage Performances

Big Screen on Champa

Peace Day Participants

Peace Day 2013


A Peace Tour on Tennyson St.

The community of Tennyson St. came together to give our audience a fun filled day of live music, art, events, speakers, a fashion show, silent auction, refreshments, discounted food, and much more all in the name of raising awareness for peace!

We toured the participating and sponsored businesses along Tennyson St. throughout the day and ended the night at the Oriental Theater where we held our main event with keynote speakers and live music performances!

The start of our Peace Tour!

Stop for some Live Music!

Live Painting and Art Gallery

Our Peace Painting canvass painted by kids and others for Peace!

Another sponsored business!

Jonny 5 of the Flobots performing!

Ved Nanda from the DU Center for International Law

Nuba Water Project Speaker

Jonny 5

Jonny 5 presenting an award to winner of our event "The One With the Most Peace"!

Gabrielle Louise

Drienka Band

Kristina Presenting on Stage

Will and a volunteer getting ready for the final event!

Event Info

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

12pm till 8pm

Event will be held on the 16th St. Mall, at the Pavilions, Downtown Denver.

$5 Downton Parking!
Enter code #1188 outside the Denver Pavilions parking on 15th Street.

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Event Schedule

  • 12:00 Opening remarks
  • 12:10 Law Johnston
  • 12:25 Colorado Peace Resources
  • 12:35 Kaleb Dubspeak
  • 12:45 A-Mac DZ
  • 1:25 Maum Meditation Denver - Best Health Dance
  • 1:45 Kaleb and Trixie Fender
  • 1:50 Donna DeNomme
  • 2:00 Prizes/ Giveaways
  • 2:10 Trixie Fender
  • 2:25 Outreach Uganda
  • 2:35 The Wandering Monks
  • 3:15 Peace Alliance/ Rocky Mountain Restorative Justice
  • 3:25 Peace Parade by Rainbow Lightning
  • 3:45 Mayor Michael B. Hancock
  • 4:05 The Fabulous Boogienauts
  • 4:55 UNA Denver
  • 5:05 Dr. Ved Nanda
  • 5:25 Cottonwood Snow ft The Paine Sisters
  • 6:15 Peace Contest Winners/ Giveaways
  • 6:45 Big little Band ft Elephant Revival's Bonnie Paine, Daniel Rodriguez, and Dango Rose with TAARKA!
  • 7:45 closing remarks

Vendor & Sponsorship Applications

Vendor Activities

   - Car Demo and Discounts

Solar City
   - Rooftop Solar Discount

Wild Earth Guardians
   - Face Painting and Animal Education

Rainbow Lightning
   - Youth Parade and Children's Village

   - Racing Slides and Rock Wall

Beston Entertainment
   - Clown, Stilt Walker, and Balloons

Magic matt
   - Magic and Balloon Animals

The Lime
   - After party and exclusive VIP Room

5280 Burger Bar
   - Beer Garden

   - Community Radio

Hunger Free Colorado
   - "Hungry for Change" Plate Decor

Colorado Peace Resources
   - Words of Peace Global

   - UNICEF Cards and Peace Trivia

Boulder UNA

Posner Center

Lodo Rotary Club
   - Peace Corps

Rotary Peace Corps
   - Smokeless Stove Technology

Children's International Summer Villages
   - Youth Peace Education

The Colorado Coalition

RAAP / The Blue Bench

Denver Public Library
   - Mobile Book Cart

University of Colorado

Right to Know Colorado
   - Peace is Community Board

Maum Meditation
   - Music and Meditation

Outreach Uganda
   - Beading, Jewelry, and Scarves

Pens Gems and Flow
   - Crystals and Healing

   - Hope Bags

Coast 2 Coast Communications

Winedown Candles
   - Peace Themed Candles

Funkmaster Lovecraft Studios
   - Hand-Craft Upcycled Jewelry

Strings and Wood Presents

Denver Pavilions

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