Alexanderheading off to Spain

Published on Thu, May 13, 2004 by rent Cole

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Alexander heading off to Spain

By Brent Cole

Blaine’s Christina Alexander, the founder and president of the United States/Canada Peace Anniversary Association has been invited to participate in the Peace and Cultural Festival in Barcelona, Spain this summer. She will be the only representative from the area, but one of thousands attending.

One part of the festival is Peace Dialogue 2004, a series of presenters and workshops focusing on bringing peace to the world. People from all over the world will be heading to Barcelona to attend the festival, which began on May 9 and runs through September 26.

There will be presenters discussing world peace along with 25 daily workshops for participants to attend.

What’s really neat is the experience has to do with all different levels of peace,” stated Alexander. “You have the diplomatic level, you have disarmament, and you have human rights. Then you have the most important peace education.”

At the conference, Alexander will be one of the presenters. “I’ve been invited to give a presentation on the international Peace Arch. Basically, I’ll be giving a slide presentation on the Peace Arch, then I’ll talk about what our organization does to promote peace and understanding.” Following the presentation, Alexander will sing her song, “Children of a Common Mother,” a song she wrote about the international monument.
Alexander is looking forward to talking to conference attendees. “It’ll be wonderful to help get the word out about the Peace Arch to people who might not know.”

In order to make the trip, Alexander must raise the money to get there, estimated at $5,000. The United States/Canada Peace Anniversary Association is in the beginning stages of fundraising for this event.
Contributions are needed to make Ms. Alexander's participation in the conference a reality. Contributions can be sent to, USCPAA  Attn: Billie Squires P.O. Box 4564, Blaine, WA 98231-4564 or made at any U.S. Bank location.  Donations are tax deductible (in the USA).