Sep 21

Peace Day-Sept. 21

Thursday, September 21 is International Peace Day, an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence adopted by the United Nations in 2001 and organized by the nonprofit group, Peace One Day. People around the world take this day to reflect on peace, to learn more about how to achieve peace and to write and speak about it.

In Vermont, Vergennes Union High School is among the schools honoring Peace Day at the school's annual Peace One Day. Each year a student-designed banner is signed by every student and staff member as a peace contract to reinforce the value of peaceful actions and acknowledge the role of peacemakers in the school community.

All people are encouraged to take time to consider the role peace has in their lives, and to know that every person has the ability to make positive change in the world. Find out how you can get your school involved! Contact Allison Mahoney, who is organizing the event in Vergennes: [email protected].

What you can do:[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Carly Trapeni]
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017