September 21, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Peace One Day!

Posted by at 9:47 am in Kid Power, 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. john

    this stacks need to get improves this stinks u need to make this play to play there is only 1 person playin this that is bad programming.. <3 john

  2. goatinky6

    ya i hope there will be wear peace one day cause im scared of bombs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. downpourgreen12

    hi everyone I like all your ideas can I add them to my avatar? thanks
    downpourgreen12

  4. Nya

    To me, every day should be a day of peace. There shouldn’t have to be a designated day for it. Yet with the crazy world we live in today, I can make an accept ion. Peace is a state of well being. I t involves setting your mind at rest and coming to the conclusion that you should only think about the present. i t doesn’t involve yoga, smooth music, silence( although helpful), it involves You. Peace!

  5. GreenGriffin45

    Dear Sponsor,
    I think that’s a wonderful Idea to have a peace day, honestly we should have more. One with no violence but happiness and thankfulness for all we have, a day of loving others and forgiving one another is were it’s at!

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