Over 100 people attended the grand opening of the PEACE Iowa. If you weren't able to make it, here's what the Press-Citizen had to say.
"The people behind the new Peace Education & Action Center of Eastern Iowa believe there is power in numbers.
"A number of groups has wanted a peace center for years. This allows us to coordinate our efforts," said Lori Nelson, 41, who soon will be announced as the director of PEACE Iowa. The organization is based at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St. in Iowa City.
The center celebrated its grand opening Sunday at Old Brick. The center is a project of Iowans for Peace, a coalition of more than 20 political, religious, community, professional and student organizations throughout Eastern Iowa.
"It's been amazing," said Nelson, who lives in Iowa City. "We have never had so many people volunteer."
Please join us THIS SUNDAY for the grand opening of PEACE Iowa!
Peace Education & Action Center of Eastern Iowa
GRAND OPENING!SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2:00-4:30
Old Brick, GROUND FLOOR
Music, brief speakers, food, kids’ activities
Yard signs, bumperstickers, information, petitions, etc.
PARKING: There is very limited parking behind Old Brick, and most of it is reserved. We recommend parking (1) On the street (free on Sundays) near Old Brick-- Clinton St., Market St. before Clinton St., etc., or (2) In the parking ramp under Pappajohn Business Building, which is across Market St. from Old Brick; the entrance is on Clinton St.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Clinton St. door is the wheelchair accessible entrance to the area of the building where PEACE Iowa is located. There is one handicapped parking place in the Old Brick parking lot. The route between the parking lot door and PEACE Iowa has about 4 steps.
PEACE Iowa- Old Brick 26 E. Market St. (corner of Market St. & Clinton St.) Iowa City