Lineup: 8th Annual One Love Festival
Largest Drum Circle in the World
1–5 pm • Batten Center Grill
Arthur Lopez will lead this event, accompanied by other drummers. The intent is to connect with peace-loving people around the world who have hope for humanity and are willing to work toward positive change. No drumming experience is required.
This is a shared audience experience in a drum circle rhythm-based event, where everyone has a voice and is empowered to use it. Lopez will bring hand percussion instruments to share; please bring any you may have. If you have them, please bring hand drums, extra percussion instruments, flutes, maracas, cajon, djembe, congas, bongos, and any other non amplified instruments to share in a fun-filled community drum circle where everyone is welcomed to share and express their rhythm spirit. You do not have to know how to play, just want to play.
The Hampton Roads Youth Poets, a division of Teens With a Purpose, will be a part of the drum circle this year. Energetic spoken-word poetry from the heart!
Pax Christi Presents: Roy Bourgeois
2–4 pm • Monumental Chapel
From Warrior to Peacemaker—Roy Bourgeois, Conscience, and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas.
Presented by The Walter Sullivan Pax Christi Community, Roy Bourgeois is a former Catholic priest and founder of the School of America Watch (SOAW). Before becoming a priest, he had served as a Naval Officer for four years--two years at sea, one year at a NATO station in Europe, and one year of shore duty in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart. He became an outspoken critic of U.S. policy in Latin America after four U.S. churchwoman were raped and killed by Salvadoran soldiers who had been trained by the U.S. goverment. He spent several years in federal prisons for nonviolent protests against the training of Latin American soldiers at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Bourgeois was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, after participating in a woman's ordination ceremony in Lexington, Kentucky, for refusing to denounce the ordination of women. At the ordination, he stated, "No matter how hard we may try to justify discrimination, in the end it is always wrong and immoral."
Bourgeois has helped produce several documentary films, two of which recived Academy Award nominations. He received the 1997 Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award. Bourgeois travels extensively teaching non-violence and peace in schools, churches, and community groups.
If you're interested in learning more about Roy Bourgeois, check out his Wikipedia page or a bio here, or pick up a copy of Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas, by James Hodge and Linda Cooper, available at Amazon.
United Nations Peace Day
2:30–5 pm • Boyd Dining Hall
Focus: Bringing Peace to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Mac McKinney, welcoming remarks
from the United Nations International Day of Peace, Hampton Roads
Jagdish Singh, A leading human rights advocate in Hampton Roads
Bismarck Myrick, Ambassador-in-Residence of ODU, Former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of Liberia, and member of the US Army Hall of Fame.
Jane Lockhart, Former Presbyterian missionary to the Congo and a co-moderator for the International Partnership Ministry
Charles Clarke, World music instrumentalist, author and writer
Reverend Carey Chirico, Virginia Episcopal Diocese's Women to Women Ministry to Bukavu, DR Congo
Kathy Klein, Visual artist and creator of the ART FOR HOPE Program
Maurice Carney, Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo NGO
Chardabat Musique, Congolese singer/songwriter and recording artist
Faith Liwanga, Founder of the NGO, the MICAH-elle Foundation
Mwamini Thambwe Mwamba Diggs, Author of the "Untold Story of the Women and Children of the Democratic Republic of Congo"
Taiko Drummers of SGI-USA, Musical Finale: Uplifting the Congo
Visit the U.N. Peace Day HR website for more information.
5:15–6:45 pm • Boyd Dining Hall
Reservations required; see Dinner Info page for details
7–9 pm • Boyd Dining Hall
- Nathan Richardson M.C.
- Friends School Sound Waves instrumental into
- Professor Paul Rasor opening words
- Chaplain Greg West universal prayer
- Walidanes drum intro
- Ohana Mau Loa Hula/Tahitian dance
- Narissa Bond singer-songwriter-guitarist
- Isis Rising Dance & Drum Ensemble belly dancing
- Rick Mateo Minutes of a Life: Barber’s Adagio for strings & drums
featuring the poetry of Bob Young
- Walidanes SGI female drum group
- SoulStice Reb’L rock and roots with heart and soul