Posted on September 8, 2015 · Posted in News

The United Nations International Day of Peace falls on September 21, and organizations and individuals around the world celebrate this day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. For the third consecutive year, Hostelling International USA’s (HI USA) collection of hostels nationwide is hosting Sleep For Peace to honor of this special day, including HI Chicago. Additionally, HI hostels on every continent (except the Antarctica) are hosting their own unique festivities – making it truly a global event.

In honor of this event, HI Chicago is organizing a Summit of Community Voices with events promoting peace throughout the week of September 21.

Monday, September 21: World Peace Day

6:00-8:30 p.m.

HI Chicago Dining Room

Welcome Event & Panel Discussion


Tuesday, September 22

11:30-12:3 p.m.

HI Chicago Nichols Room

Spend your lunch hour with us and enjoy a yoga & meditation class offered by the Chicago Peace School.


Wednesday, September 23

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at HI Chicago

Group tour at the Jane Addams Hull House

Lunch nearby


Thursday, September 24

6:00-8:00 p.m.

HI Chicago Nichols Room

Film & Discussion – HUMAN


HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal.

Friday, September 25

7:00 p.m.

HI Chicago 2nd Floor Common Area

Variety Show


Saturday, September 26

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Meet at HI Chicago

City Farm Tour & Community Service


Get your ticket now!

If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Anna Henschel at [email protected]. Visit the Sleep For Peace page on for more information about Sleep For Peace.

HI USA is nonprofit organization that welcomes guests from more than 100 countries each year, and is committed to creating a more tolerant world.