Peace Day Philly
Peace Day Philly was founded in 2011 as a grassroots initiative to promote local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), a worldwide day observed annually on September 21. The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia helped establish Peace Day Philly and is our Founding Affiliate.
Peace Day Philly welcomes organizations, neighborhoods, community groups, schools, law enforcement, civic leaders and individuals to participate in this global day by creating and participating in peace and non-violence activities on and around September 21 in the Philadelphia region. We welcome Peace Day activities that involve collaborations, that involve actions that will continue after September 21 and that involve several levels of peace (personal, local, global).
Peace Day Philly aligns with the sustained work of the United Nations and many NGOs across the world working to build a “Culture of Peace.” For more about this concept, please visit the Culture of Peace page of this section, and read the AUGUST 2012 BLOG
To learn more about how you can get involved in Peace Day Philly, go to the “What Can You Do” section of this website, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR MANY PHOTOS OF ACTIVITIES THAT TOOK PLACE FOR PEACE DAY PHILLY 2012 and 2013, GO TO THE PEACE DAY PHILLY COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE
Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter asks “What Can YOU Do to get involved in Peace Day Philly?”