2015-09-19 08:00 am
Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS) is a 22-year old nonprofit organization based in Ames.
IRIS coordinates a number of international exchange and peace-building programs around the world.
The organizations mission is to connect Iowans to communities worldwide. The event will be a public
educational and cultural awareness event scheduled for September 19 to coincide with the
International Day of Peace, which is on September 21. We plan to hold a day-long peace walk along
the 3.2 mile figure-eight trail at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. International student groups from ISU and other Ames-area cultural organizations will
set up cultural displays around the trail. Our hope is to make this a family event where young kids
could receive a “passport” which would be stamped at each county’s cultural display and enjoy a day
of entertainment, culture, exercise, and fun. The public is welcome and do not need to sign up ahead
of time to view the cultural displays. A second component of the event is a fundraising activity for the
IRIS international scholarship and grant programs. Those members of the public who are interested
can sign up to secure pledges for miles walked and walk for whatever time and length they wish
during the ten-hour timeframe in solidarity of world peace as well as to help our IRIS international
scholarship program. The walk is scheduled from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Location: ada hayden heritage park - 5205 grand ave. | ames | iowa | u.s.a. | 50010