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. For each year 2012, 2013 and 2014, there were over 30 peace activities offered by a wide range of organizations across the city and region, as well as dozens offered each year in neighborhoods across the city by the Philadelphia Police Department. For 2014 participating organizations, CLICK HERE.
Peace Day Philly welcomes organizations, neighborhood groups, faith communities, schools and educational programs, law enforcement, civic leaders and individuals to participate in this global day by creating and participating in peace, non-violence and unity building activities across the region on and around September 21. We welcome Peace Day activities that involve collaborations and those that launch efforts related to peace that continue year-round. Peace Day is also a valuable opportunity for organizations to showcase and/or share information about the peace related work they are doing throughout the year.
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.
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, 2013 and 2014, GO TO THE PEACE DAY PHILLY FACEBOOK PAGE
The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia helped establish Peace Day Philly and is our Founding Affiliate. Drexel University’s Office of International Programs was a Peace Day Philly Partner for 2012 and 2013, Music Media Ministry was a 2013 and 2014 Partner and the Ethical Society of Philadelphia was a Partner for 2014.
Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter asks “What Can YOU Do to get involved in Peace Day Philly?”