The Peaceful Gathering of Hands :)
The “Peaceful Gathering of Hands” is an annual event which brings together diverse groups and individuals interested in creating a more peaceful, healthy, sustainable city.
We had our first gathering on May 21st, 2011 which brought approximately 125 people from all across the city into a giant “Peace Circle.” For one minute, we all held hands in silence. We let go of everything that separates us, and joined together in unity. It was a profound experience for everyone who attended.
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Since our 1st gathering at Schenley Oval, we have continued the tradition, though each year has been unique. The location has shifted several times, including The Point and Frick Park. 2019’s gathering will be back at Schenley Oval Meadow, overlooking our beautiful skyline.
We like to call our city Peaceburgh. We acknowledge that there are still many challenges including violence, inequality, and environmental degradation, though we choose to focus our energy on building a positive future for our city. Hundreds of friendships have been formed through our annual gatherings and our smaller potlucks and related gatherings. Please join our Facebook Group to stay updated on inspiring weekly events, and join us at our big 9th Annual Gathering in June.