Season for Peace ends Monday |

Season for Peace ends Monday

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Season for Peace and Nonviolence committee members Norma Santiago, left, and Denese Schellink, right, are presented a proclamation in support of the program by Madeline Fernald, Lake Tahoe Unified School District board member, second from left, and Barbara Davis, LTUSD assistant superintendent.

The Season for Peace and Nonviolence is an annual celebration of peace that has been recognized worldwide since 1998. The season lasts 64 days, from Jan. 30 through April 4, which marks the anniversaries of the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Its purpose is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of maintaining peace through nonviolent action taught by these two great leaders.

SPNV is celebrating its third year in South Lake Tahoe. Local events have included an opening ceremony during the Tahoe Arts Project production of “The Peacemakers,” and ongoing class in nonviolent communication, a library display, and education of Lake Tahoe Unified School District students.

The closing ceremony is scheduled Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Community College theater. The ceremony will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with a lively show consisting of speakers, dancing, drumming, singing and student performances. For more information about the Season for Peace and Nonviolence, contact Unity at the Lake at (530) 544-2266 or e-mail

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