International Day of Peace Events, September 21, 2010

The UConn Honors Council is organizing a screening of the documentary, “The Day After Peace,” which chronicles Jeremy Gilley’s 10-year journey to establish an annual Peace Day on September 21, and his attempts to convince countries around the world to recognize the day with nonviolence and ceasefires in their conflicts.

Screening of “The Day After Peace”

11:30 AM,

Class of 1947 Room

Homer Babbidge Library

Refreshments will be served.

The International Day of Peace was envisioned as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities.

The UN website for the International Day of Peace has information about peacebuilding events and news, and ways you can get involved.

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) has a resource guide for the International Day of Peace, with links and learning materials for educators and students. 

Peace One Day, created by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, is also celebrating the day, with ways you can take action, and information about his documentary film, The Day After Peace. 

In the words of Albert Einstein, ”Peace cannot be kept by force.  It can only be acheived by understanding.”