For generations, women have worked to resolve conflicts at all levels. Through their varied contributions – the arts, discussion, advocacy and witness – women are a vital part of the solution. To create lasting peace, we need wom en’s voices in our communities and all around the world.

In our tenth year, Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace will reflect on the “Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror” with our keynote speaker Magdalena Gómez.


Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror
Sunday, September 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m, Alumni Campus Center, Loras College, Loras Boulevard
Author, award-winning performance poet, and arts activist Magdalena Gómez will perform stories from her life and work. Raised in violence, brutalized, raped and silenced, Gómez has dedicated her life to interrupting violence and promoting self-determination through compassionate, inter-generational resistance, community building and embracing differences by first welcoming the stranger within. Gómez is the cofounder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ theater in Springfield, Mass., founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group, and author of Shameless Woman (Red Sugarcane Press 2014).

An Afternoon with Magdalena Gómez
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:00-2:00pm, Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust Street
This presentation and reception to meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez is the opening event of the museum’s new week-long humanities festival, The City Speaks. More info: http://dbqart. com/event/the-city-speaks/

What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?

A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.

Nothing from December 10, 2019 to January 9, 2020.