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. Aaisha

    This is a great idea for at least once there should be peace in our lives, once a year, with out any peace, i wonder of our future.

  2. lavenderpuppy48

    Wow! That sounds so cool!
    U must have worked so hard. I never knew there was a Peace Day. From now on I will think of Peace Day on september 21.

  3. BeastlyFairy40

    I agree that there should be peace day but i highly dought it because not enough people care about Peace. I like to educate myself and I know for a fact that no one cares because if they did the wars all over the world would be put to a stop. I sure do wish the world had a peace day or even week maybe. :)

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