UM-Flint to dedicate peace garden, statute

— The University of Michigan-Flint recently joined other universities around the country by establishing a peace garden on its campus.

A statue of Gandhi will be part of the Peace Garden in Willson Park. The new garden and statue will be dedicated as part of the Annual Peace Day observance 10 a.m. Oct. 2 in the park. Participants, however, are encouraged to join a Peace March from Flint City Hall to Willson Park starting at 9:15 a.m.

The dedication celebration is open to the public. The event will include food, music, door prizes and other activities. The new garden, which features a circular design, will include flowers and benches that are centered around a bronzed statute of Gandhi that was shipped from India.

The Genesee County Committee for Community Peace plans, organizes and executes the Peace Projects and Peace Day Celebration, and is comprised of several service-oriented individuals and professionals from different religious, cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. Community partners and sponsors include the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Chinmaya Seva Samiti, Genesee Intermediate School District, Genesee County Medical Society Alliance and Dr. and Mrs. Nagaraju.

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Natalie Blythe

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