*MEDIA ADVISORY* TOMORROW: Arizona Border Communities to Celebrate History and Culture of Tohono O’odham, Mexico, U.S.

Ajo, AZ: The International Sonoran Desert Alliance will hold its 14th annual International Day of Peace celebration at the Ajo Plaza. The day will feature an after-school festival, parade, dancing and entertainment--all in celebration of youth and culture in the area. The event focus is on highlighting three primary and Native cultures of this region at the crossroads of the U.S., Mexico and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

This celebration offers one of many positive narratives about vibrant and culturally rich communities building relationships across borders, and is a stark contrast to the politics of fear happening nationally.

What: International Day of Peace featuring a festival, parade, food and entertainment as a celebration of the region’s Native culture.

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where: Ajo Plaza: 15 N Plaza St Ajo, AZ 85321

After School Festival at 3:15 p.m., Parade at 5:00 p.m. and Celebration until 8:00 p.m.

Who: International Sonoran Desert Alliance (local elementary school, businesses and civic organizations).

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