Peace Day and Campaign 2011

September 21 is the UN-declared International Day of Peace. In the Philippines the youth network Generation Peace takes this opportunity to: Raise awareness on peace and the armed conflicts; Enlist public support for peace; Ask for a day of ceasefire from all armed groups and the government; Provide creative spaces for peacebuilding.

There are 2 Ways to Celebrate: K

1. Attend a Peace Day Celebration near you. 

GenPeace is coordinating simultaneous celebrations in 6 key cities and 8 indigenous peoples communities around the country. The areas are: NCR, CARAGA, Maguindanao-ARMM, North Luzon, Iloilo, and Cebu. Indigenous peoples communities of Dumagats, Talaandig, Agta, Teduray and Lambangian will also have community peace celebrations/rituals.

Everyone will celebrate on 21 September, with events ranging from interfaith rituals, sports events, forum, film screenings, roundtable discussions, peace ceremony, etc.

The NCR celebration will be on 21 September at the QC Circle, from 8AM-2PM. The theme for the NCR celebration will be sports and Pinoy games. See for details.

You may also want to celebrate your own school or community event!

2.  Join the ‘Give Peace a Shot: Peace Photo Petition’

•WHAT: Peace Photo Petition

•WHEN & WHERE: August to December; Nationwide
•WHY: Support the Peace Talks; Ask for 21 September Ceasefire Declaration from all groups; Tool for Education and Lobbying

LIKE:  GivePeaceaShot Facebook Page. UPLOAD a photo with your peace message. TAG the GivePeaceaShot Page


Posted on August 18, 2011, in Events and Youth Network Activities and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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