International Day of Peace
Peace Day Philly is a local initiative that promotes active participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"), a day of ceasefire and non-violence observed worldwide on September 21. The Peace Day Philly initiative welcomes organizations, neighborhoods, community groups, schools and individuals to participate in this global day by creating opportunities for peace, non-violence and greater unity in the Philadelphia region.
Peace Day – Philly 2014 Events1)Free 30-minute mediation sessions, Date: September 15-19, 8am-8pm
2)Conflict Mediation Workshop, Date: September 15th, 3:30-5:00pm
3)Undoing Racism Day CommUNITY Breakfast, Date: September 17th, 7:30am-9:00am
4)Film: “Groundswell Rising”, Date: September 17th, 7:00-9:00pm
5)No Drones In Philly Petition Signing, Date: September 18th, 12:00pm
Peace Day – Philly 2013 Events1)Drexel Teach-In for Peace Building, Date: September 17, 1-6pm
2)Perspectives on Peace Photography Exhibition, Date: September 19, 2013, 5-8pm
3)International Day of Peace 2013, Date: September 21, 2013
4)Screening of Girl Rising, Date: October 10, 2013, 5:30pm
5)Visual Peacemaking Closing Program, Date: October 29, 2013, 5-8pm
6)Cross Country Conversations: The Globalization of Music, Date: October 30, 2013, 12-1:30pm
Girl Rising - Film Screening
Over 60 students, staff, and community members enjoyed a film screening in the Drexel Marks Intercultural Center on Thursday, October 10th. Girl Rising, facilitated and co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Center for Interdisciplinary Programs, Office of Equality and Diversity, and School of Education, tells the triumphant stories of nine girls from a variety of cultures around the world that reflects their struggles and triumphs to overcome societal or cultural barriers to go to education...Read More.
Drexel Teach-in for Peacebuilding
The Drexel Teach-in for Peacebuilding was a half-day of hands-on workshops on diverse building blocks of peace. The teach-in was put on by a collaborative team of Drexel University units and partners including the Office of International Programs (Drexel), College of Arts and Sciences Center for Interdisciplinary Programs (Drexel), School of Education (Drexel), Office of Equality and Diversity (Drexel), Peace Day Philly, The Peace Center, and the Global Philadelphia Association. Read More
City, nonprofit promoting "global profile" of the area
Pushing Philadelphia forward as a world center, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs and the nonprofit Global Philadelphia Association are rolling out more than 100 public events, starting Sunday and running through Nov. 1, to promote "international consciousness" and a "global profile" for the....