The start to the semester gets a little bit sweeter for Austin ISD students this week as they promote Peace Through Pie throughout the district.
Luanne Stovall began Peace Through Pie in 2009 at the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Culinary arts students at Travis Early College High School hosted the first high school event in January 2012 and now, more than 5,000 students participate in the annual festivities.
AISD Peace Through Pie events include:
5th Annual Travis Peace Through Pie Social
9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14
Travis Early College High School cafeteria, 1211 E. Oltorf
As the inaugural high school in the country, Travis Early College High School will continue to showcase family stories and the history around the shared pies. Community members are invited to take part in festivities by coming to the event and listening or bringing their own pies and sharing stories of their own. This event features pies from culinary arts and hospitality students and a pie-eating contest.
Mathews Elementary Peace Through Pie Day Celebration
7:30–8:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15
Mathews Elementary School, 906 W. Lynn St.
Monday, Jan. 18
Blackshear Elementary School, 1712 E. 11th St.
Huston-Tillotson University, Blackshear Elementary School and Kealing Middle School present The Dream & Spread the Service Campaign with a Dream Brunch and “peace pie” sharing.
noon–3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave.
Lamar Middle School Peace Through Pie Day & Evening Social
Monday, Jan. 25
6201 Wynona Ave.
Features savory and sweet pies, art, music and dance celebrations
Pie Social and Service Projects
11 a.m.–noon and 2–3 p.m. each day, Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 17–18
Clifton Career Development School, 1519 Coronado Hills
Each class will make a pie to share.
For more information, please visit www.peacethroughpie.org.