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FDR Four Freedoms Park Celebrates the Good Neighbor Policy

Peter McCarthy
Celebrate the International Day of Peace in FDR Four Freedoms Park
Celebrate the International Day of Peace in FDR Four Freedoms Park
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On Wednesday, September 21st, the International Day of Peace, FDR Four Freedoms Park invites everyone to a conversation about friendship between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Good Neighbor Policy was a keystone of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's foreign policy. The idea fostered peace in the Americas.

FDR Four Freedoms Park, in a tranquil setting on the south tip of Roosevelt Island, facing the United Nations across the East River, is the perfect location to remember the President's groundbreaking efforts to build a foundation for world peace.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m., "Four Freedoms Park Conservancy will honor both Mexico and Canada as Good Neighbors, in addition, men and women who exemplify, in their careers and personal lives, the forged bonds between Mexico, Canada, and the United States."

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa; playwrights Irene Sankoff and David Hein; His Excellency Jose Paulo Carreño King, Mexican Undersecretary to North America; and Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York will lead the conversations.

Dignitaries expected to attend include His Excellency, Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States; Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York; Heidi Kutz, Deputy Consul General of Canada in New York; Kathy Hochul, New York Lieutenant Governor; and David Paterson, Former Governor of New York.

Along with the International Day of Peace, this event coordinates with U. N. Week and the close of the Refugee Summit co-hosted by President Barrack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Good Neighbor Policy recognizes that peace starts at home.

Come show your support, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., on September 21st, in FDR Four Freedoms Park.

 

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