Peace Day Philly was founded in 2011 as a grassroots initiative to promote meaningful, local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), SEPTEMBER 21. Peace Day Philly became a 501 c 3 registered non profit in late 2013.
For each year 2012-2015, there were dozens of peace-related activities offered over the course of a week by a wide range of organizations across the city and region. Dozens of additional activities were also offered each year in neighborhoods across the city by the Philadelphia Police Department in 2012-2014, as well as a number of schools and library after-school programs in the region.
PEACE DAY PHILLY – WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR PEACE?
Peace Day Philly works to:
– ENCOURAGE a broad-base of organizations to use the platform of the United Nations International Day of Peace (observed worldwide on and around September 21) to offer and/or engage in an activity related to peace that is in keeping with their mission/goals
– COLLABORATE with other organizations and groups to develop and present high-quality, content rich programs on a wide range of topics related to personal, local and/or global peace and connections between these spheres
– ENGAGE civic offices, commissions and leaders to use Peace Day Philly to forward ongoing positive community building/safety enhancement work taking place year round
– OFFER, in collaboration with other organizations, peace-related programs at times of the year other than September
– SERVE as a Community Partner to help raise awareness of and participation in peace-related programs offered by other organizations year-round
– PROVIDE a wide range of resources and follow up links for organizations, schools, faith entities and individuals through www.peacedayphilly.org so that organizations can get involved in Peace Day in ways that inspire them
– PROMOTE peace-related projects, programs and activities – both local and global – via social media 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 email@example.com.
FOR MANY PHOTOS OF ACTIVITIES THAT TOOK PLACE FOR PEACE DAY PHILLY 2012- 2015, GO TO THE PEACE DAY PHILLY FACEBOOK PAGE.