Macon group hosting event to promote peace and unity

Sept. 24: Events promoting peace and unity

A day filled with peace, education, and unity hits streets near you this weekend.  

The Macon-Bibb Community of Shalom hosts its 2nd annual Day of Peace, Community, and Unity this Saturday at 9 a.m. and the event ends at 4 p.m.

If you head on out there, you can expect food, entertainment, dancing and motivational speakers.

Executive Director, Frank Austin, says that blight, litter, and crime are a few issues bringing the community down. He said it’s essential to bring positive events into the community in order for it to grow.

“It was time for us to declare a day of peace, unity in community, but met with action,” said Austin.

There will be 11 events going on at the same time in various parts of Macon.

Austin calls this event the largest one-day outreach for peace within Macon.

One of the locations for this day of peace and unity is at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center on Mercer University Drive.

Phillis Habersham-Malone went through months of training with in depth discussions about housing, health, crime and education in the community.

She leads this event and her main mission is to get everyone involved, including the children.

“Get young people to get involved in getting better education for themselves and to be socially interactive in a positive manner with each other,” said Habersham-Malone.

She says the main object is to teach love and peace and have a great time.

For the list of event near you, visit the Macon Bibb Community of Shalom's website at


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