Sun Devils Are Better Together to Celebrate International Day of Peace

Tempe, Arizona – Sun Devils Are Better Together (SunDABT), a member of the United Religions Initiative global interfaith network, will celebrate the 38th anniversary of the International Day of Peace with a general meeting focusing on storytelling around heritage, migration and the unknown over a cup of coffee and tea. The meeting will take place on September 18 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.  The International Day of Peace, observed annually on Sept. 21, was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence for commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people.

The interfaith student organization, Sun Devils Are Better Together, will be hosting an evening of community storytelling around the three topics: heritage, migration and the unknown. The general meeting, set up as a café, invites participants to uncover their own narratives that have elements in common with refugees and immigrants. SunDABT hopes this gathering will lead ASU students, staff, faculty, and community members to identify shared values and experiences with those who seem to have fundamentally different backgrounds from them.

This event will be co-facilitated by special guest Ron Cortez, Costa Rican immigrant, entrepreneur, and owner of Cortez Coffee.

For more information please contact Blake Meller at (480)-313-2499 or by e-mail at

Event details:
Event: Brew Your Story: Heritage, Migration, and the Unknown
Event date:
September 18, 2017
Location: 301 Orange Mall Tempe, AZ, 85281 in the Memorial Union, Room 226
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm

About Sun Devils Are Better Together:

Sun Devils Are Better Together is an interfaith student organization that unites people from different religious and non-religious identities to advocate for inclusiveness, cooperation, and respect. We build bridges of understanding and collaboration between the many different religious, spiritual, and secular communities on campus.

 About URI:

Headquartered in San Francisco, the United Religions Initiative (URI) is the world’s largest grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network operating in 102 countries. URI brings people of different faiths and cultures together to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing. Visit for information on URI’s projects in Africa; Asia; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; North America; and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.