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. purplehorse382

    mark the day on december 23 so we can have peace before christmas eve and christmas day and we can all think about what we should peace about!! and i think this is a great idea

  2. purplebear319

    that is soooo coooooool that you wanted to have peace for the world. i love how you tried to make peace for the world. would you like to be my friend on The STACKS middle school survival? please be my friend. i want a friend who cares about making a difference.:)

  3. Jigg

    we studied about Peace One Day in school! It was really inspiring.
    My friends and I had a bake sale to raise money to donate to Kiva. :)

  4. Basketballgrapes7

    I thinks a great idea! If everyone put a big part in it we could save the world. This one of the greatest ideas ever. I love this idea. :)

  5. trumpetcrest6

    Read the”code”.CAPS!
    Leave Our Veronica Everyday,she Is Such a Knee.Every Year she Tugs On us ,Meanies Err!
    read carefully!

  6. trumpetcrest6

    Hi,I know that no one knows me exept lightningdanger5.Its kk one of ur best friends for life.And,indigomighty6, you might want to vote for dogs because dogs dont scaratch like cats.They dont bite.Plus they dont do much. Peace out buds!

  7. pink fashion758

    i really love how compassionate yo are about peace/also i really agree what with all the stupid stuff you here on the news that other people are doing to each other. iwant you to know that i strongly agree with you.

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