International Day of Peace: End Racism. Build Peace


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies


Each year, the United Nations International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21.

This year’s theme is “End Racism. Build Peace.” Join the Kroc Institute for a dynamic conversation followed by a reception.

Please note, no registration is required for in-person attendance in 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls.

More information and registration for zoom attendance can be found here


  • Derrick R. Brooms, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Janine de Novais, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, Writer, and Consultant
  • Larry C. Simmons, Youth and Community Engagement Consultant, Larry Simmons Consulting
  • Moderator: Gwendolyn Purifoye, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Racial Justice and Conflict Transformation, Kroc Institute