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Join IRIS on September 23 to celebrate

International Day of Peace!

IRIS invites the entire community to join us at Ada Hayden Heritage Park on September 23rd from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM for our third Annual International Peace Walk! The celebration is meant to bring the community together to discover cultures from around the world, participate in social awareness activities, and learn about peace building!

Twelve booths will be stationed around the perimeter of Ada Hayden's lake paths. These booths will feature different organizations that represent a wide variety of cultures from around the globe. As you walk around the lake, you will get to experience games, activities, and more from all over the world--all while celebrating the diverse cultures that are represented here in our community.

All participants will be given their own passport to allow them to travel to all the different booths. Get your passport stamped at each location for a chance to win prizes!

Free Activities:

Ignite Yoga classes

Ames International Women's Day Coalition presents a Privilege Activity

Try out hijab styles from around the world with IRIS exchange students and Worldly Goods!

Thank you to all our sponsors!

Event Sponsors
Cultural Booths
Cultural Booth Sponsors
  • IRIS logo
  • Ames Human Relations Commission
  • Egyptian Student Association
  • Worldly Goods
  • Ames Public Library
  • Ames League of Women Voters
  • Ames International Women’s Day Coalition
  • Ignite Yoga
  • Ames PD
  • U.S. Bank, Ames
  • Pammel Grocery
  • Ignite Yoga
  • Fareway
  • Bike World
  • Jimmy John’s

Who does this event benefit?

The money raised from this event will benefit IRIS's Global Grants and Scholarships program. This program offers IRIS alumni from all over the world the opportunity to continue their education and help their home communities grow. Many alumni apply for our scholarships and grants each year, but we are only able to fund about one third of the requests. In order to help more students and citizens achieve their goals for a more peaceful world, we need your help!