THANK YOU to Gary Stoddard
for supplying the sound equipment and sound technician!
Downstairs in Library
noon to 5:00pm ~ Art Display See photos of the exhibit here. Peace Story Time for Children at 2:00pm was held in the Art Display Room of these books (Readers provided by student members of Westminster College and Skyline High School Roots and Shoots)
and 4th floor conference room Film Showings and Panel 12:15pm
I founded Peace One Day in 1999 to document my efforts to create an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date. In 2001, POD achieved its primary objective. United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/Res/55/282) was unanimously adopted by UN member states, formally establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace, fixed in the global calendar on 21 September - Peace Day.
With the Day in place, POD's main aim is to raise awareness of Peace Day 21 September. POD is a non-profit organisation, impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion, corporation or religious creed.
In 2007 according to the UN, over 100 million people were active on Peace Day, in 192 countries. There were life-saving initiatives in 14 countries, and over 80 activities in Afghanistan alone where 1.4 million children were vaccinated against polio.
I hope you'll make your own commitment for Peace Day. By working together there will be Peace One Day. We look forward to hearing from you.
With thanks and best wishes
In peace, Jeremy Gilley 2:00pm
When Army journalist Marshall Thompson came home from a tour of duty in Iraq, two things were clear to him Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the war is wrong and he needed to do something to stop it. Marshall sets off on foot to walk the entire 500-mile length of his conservative home state of Utah in the hopes of getting people talking about war and peace. All along his 27-day journey, Marshall meets other peace-minded Utahans, as well as those who vehemently oppose the idea of a solider calling for an end to war. No matter what your views are on the War in Iraq, A SoldierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Peace will leave you with something to think about.
Directed by Kristen and Marshall Thompson
The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring Army journalist Marshall Thompson, filmmaker and Andy Figorsk of Veterans for Peace.