Branch of Peace is a dual-coast organization that seeks to cultivate a peaceful society through four pillars of action: Public Education, Conflict Resolution, Public Policy, and Environmental Sustainability. It’s all about creating harmony amongst the people and helping to improve public relations on a local, national, and global scale. Last year they linked up with the City of Charleston, and Mayor Tecklenberg signed an document stating that the International Day of Peace will be observed as an official Day of Peace in Charleston.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Branch of Peace Foundation hosted the first annual Peace Jam at the Music Farm. The concert was all about spreading the message of peace that Branch of Peace was founded upon. Performances by Little Bird, Whitehall, The Night Caps, and Del Sur contributed to the success of the first Peace Jam, thereby encouraging the foundation and its partners to host a second Peace Jam this year.
The second annual Peace Jam will take place at the Music Farm on Friday, September 22nd, and will feature performances from Wildisiak, Man-Child, Da’ Gullah Rootz, and Whitehall. It will also feature special performances by Taiko Drums and DJ Nathan. Tickets to the 2017 Peace Jam are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Students get in for $5 through the Music Farm box office. Get your tickets here.
Read Tecklenberg’s 2016 Peace Day Proclaimation below.