September 21, 2010


Posted by at 9:47 am in Kid Power, SPONSORED | Permalink


Hi, everyone! My name is Jeremy Gilley. Eleven years ago, I had the idea to create an annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence: Peace Day. I wanted it to be like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. I just couldn’t understand all the fighting and suffering happening around me and I wanted to do something about it. I’m a filmmaker, so I decided to make a film about my journey to get this day recognized. Other people might have written a book, but I see the world through images and stories as told in films, so for me it made perfect sense. I had no idea what would happen, but I knew I had to try.


After traveling the world, speaking to country leaders and school children trying to make this day happen, I actually succeeded. Amazingly, in 2001, every member state of the United Nations adopted the day, September 21, as Peace Day. The UN resolution asks everyone in the world — governments, organizations, and individuals like you and me — to mark September 21 each year. Since the resolution was passed, I have been working hard to spread the message so that everyone around the world knows about Peace Day.

This year, I am more excited than ever about Peace Day and I hope with your help, it will be our best year yet! Lots of wonderful things are happening on THE STACKS including a new Message Board to talk about peace, and a Live Chat on Peace Day itself. 

WHEN: Peace Day! Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3 p.m. ET (12 Noon PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS (See below for instructions to join the chat.)
TOPIC: World Peace

Speaking to young people is what inspires me, so make sure you stop by for the Live Chat on September 21. It really is up to you to create a more peaceful world. Please tell your friends, family and teachers and invite them join in the celebrations!

—Jeremy Gilley, Founder of Peace One Day

This entry is sponsored by Peace One Day 

Thanks for joining the chat about peace! If you missed it, you can read the transcript to hear Jeremy Gilley’s inspiring message of peace.

  1. C

    PEACE DAY!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE should celebrate this day because I believe that peace is one of the most important elements on earth so everyone, mark your calendars, and tune in for the live chat, Im gonna do the same, and I hope you will too!!!!!!!
    PEACE OUT :)

  2. queen cherry

    i think live chat would be awesome if they had a place whwre you can put up anythimg you want thats more awesome

  3. asas47

    miranda do you have a stacks account? if you do have one, friend me please! it would be awesome to be friends with a scholastic reporter :)

  4. soccermvp

    Thanks for letting the viewers at the stacks know about Peace Day. Ill mark my calendar and its sure to be a smashing success!!

  5. supergrover123

    This is a great day and a great idea. We watched the documentary in History class last year and it totally blew me away. Celebrate Peace Day, everybody!

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