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The United States Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations, and UNESCO Center for Peace Presents Nelson Mandela Day Events 2016

Contact: Matthew Murray, UNESCO Center for Peace, 240-651-0157, mmurray@unescocenterforpeace.org

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sunday, July 17, 2016 12pm – 4pm. The UNESCO Center for Peace invites you to join peace pioneer Sharon Katz & The Peace Train and friends at the Washington Monument, Sylvan Theater for a free concert celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela.  

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train's USA Tour Across America is a movement to inspire peace and unity in the United States, a feat Katz originally created in South Africa. Her original tour was an unprecedented movement in South Africa that taught people worldwide of the power of unity and peace. Katz was further credited for significantly contributing to the unraveling of apartheid in South Africa, which was chronicled in the award winning documentary "When Voices Meet."

American audiences were so inspired by the film that Katz created a USA Peace Train.  July 9, 2016 Sharon Katz & The Peace Train kicked off their month-long tour across America with 100 youth voices, making several stops and culminating in Washington, D.C. for a free concert at the Washington Monument. This concert will also feature the album release for Action Moves People United featuring Dan Aykroyd, Julian Lennon, Kathy Sledge and others.

In 2009, the United Nations declared Nelson Mandela's birthday, July 18, a day of service. Inspired by his call to the next generation to address the world's social injustices, Nelson Mandela Day is a celebration of his legacy.

Frederick, MD – Monday, July 18, 2016. UNESCO Center for Peace will host a Day of Service in the city of Frederick, MD. Opening ceremonies will be held at Hood college from 9-10:30am. From 1pm-4pm volunteers will choose from a number of organizations to dedicate 67 minutes of service – representing Mandela's 67 years of service to his country.

The day will end with a "Thank You Potluck" at the Way Station from 4pm-6pm.