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October 8, 2013

Peace One Day

Today in our International English class, we had the opportunity to talk with Jeremy Gilley via Skype.
Jeremy Gilley is an actor, filmmaker and the founder of Peace One Day. Peace One day was founded in 1999 by none other than Jeremy himself. This non-profit organization has managed to institutionalize peace for one day- on September 21st. Before this class I didn't know anything about Jeremy Gilley nor Peace One Day, but I'm very grateful to my teacher Ann, who talked about the organization and has managed to contact the very founder. 

Here are the video clips from our conversation with Jeremy Gilley. Tatian was recording and I rotated and edited them! Enjoy

                     
                     
QI facts: 
- On the September 21st 2006 the World Food Programme delivered 30 tonnes (!) of food to Southern Sudan.
- In 2007 (September 21st) ceasefire (A temporary suspension of fighting, typically one during which peace talks take place; a truce) allowed the Afghan government and the UN agencies to give polio vaccines to 1.4 million children in areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. 
On Peace Day 2008 the UN announced a 70% reduction in violent incidents in Afghanistan.
- Jude Law is one of the ambassadors of Peace One Day.
- Organisations that support Peace One Day: Dior, Coca-Cola, British Airways, Skype, the Execution charitable trust, Innocent (little tasty drinks), Ocado, Google and Lotus F1 Team. 

TAKE ACTION!
''Sometimes the simplest things can have the most immediate and meaningful impact on the lives of everyone around you.'' ....
What can YOU say or/and do to make peace with someone? Be like me and JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Visit this website Peace One Day and Join now! You can, and WILL make a difference! 

 This doesn't take more than 3 minutes! 














3 comments:

  1. There are several things the world needs. Love, compassion, kindness.. But the one thing that can make these exist is peace. No wonder, world peace is such a favorite answer when people are asked what they really wish for the world.

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  2. Great work & best video describing Peace One Day

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