September 21, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Peace One Day!

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

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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.

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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 
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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. JeNnINFeR

    Iam glad that someone created this my dad is in the milltary and recently got back from irac and soon when I grduate from collage I soon will be in the milltary fighting for my country i love this land and wish the fighting would stop but science it ant anytime soon we should do something about it :)

  2. s dogie

    to be honest that is one of the best idea i ever heard i wouldlove for it to come true im 12! and your 11 wow and i couldn’t have put it in a better way!

  3. kbaby01

    You are totally right peace will make the world a better place. We all need to work on bringing a little more peace into the world.

  4. okley01

    Mhmm intresting intresting yes i really didnt read it im too busy reading goosbumps so whatever cool projet yata yata yata

  5. COCOLOCO14

    My Social Studies showed my class this film I swear I could’ve cried when Afgahnistan didnt agree to have “PEACE ONE DAY”

  6. quinsahe10

    what up everbody. i just made me one cuz man i forgot,. my stuff to. this so i am glad. to be right back.. on this good game. and i just want to let you people.. know that got one of these. thank you for adding me people.. and you people. that got one. please. add me. thank you.

  7. bae girl

    whatever it take it peace it peace sometime peace come around just get up wen it come around dont stay on the floor

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