Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dear friends,
Today marks the 2-month countdown to Peace Day 21 September 2018.
The Peace One Day office is buzzing with excitement and the team are all incredibly busy trying to make Peace Day 2018 the strongest yet. We have been reaching out to our partners and in turn millions of people, encouraging them to acknowledge the day and promote peaceful action and non-violence across all corners of the globe.
We are humbled by the fact that organisations and individuals alike have voluntarily been reaching out to us to inform us of their Peace Day plans - demonstrating how far we have come in institutionalising this most important of days. With that, I would encourage you all to continue informing us of the commitments you are making to Peace Day and what you are organising to celebrate the day. Together we are stronger, let’s make Peace Day 2018 the biggest yet.
Aside from the important work we are doing in the build up to Peace Day, I am also thrilled to tell you all that we are working hard behind the scenes on an exciting new crowdfunding initiative, which I look forward to explaining further in the coming months!
In peace,
Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day

Jeremy was honoured to host and speak at AIESEC’s 2018 Global Youth Speak Forum in Hurgada, Egypt this month. AIESEC is a global youth-led organisation striving to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential. Together with partner organisations, AIESEC facilitates cross-cultural exchanges in the form of volunteering experiences and professional internships. Through learning of the Peace One Day journey, there were some inspiring conversations about how to empower a new generation of peacebuilders, around the world.
We have exceeded all expectations in our promotion of the importance of Global Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. Initially, when we started the Partnerships for Peace Coalition, we wanted to highlight the importance of Goal 17 in raising awareness of Peace Day.
In the month of April 2018, a mere 100,000 people were exposed to #Goal17 on all social media channels around the world. Now, at the end of July, not only do we now have 62 members of our Partnerships for Peace Coalition, but the global monthly social media reach for #Goal17 has just surpassed TWO MILLION people. This is a remarkable achievement and could have only happened with the continued support and hard work of the Partnerships for Peace Coalition.
If you missed our short film about the Coalition last month, please check it out - Click here to see our film.
Please become part of this movement by using #peaceday and #goal17 to share your support with the world.
Please email our Coalition Lead if your organisation would like more information, or would like to join the Coalition -
Peace One Day was in attendance and Jeremy was the Keynote Speaker at UNA-UK's most interactive event of the year, the 2018 ‘Global Britain’ Conference. He shared his experience and expertise on making change in communities at a local, national and international level.
UNA-UK is the foremost advocate for UK action at the UN, the UK's leading source of analysis on the UN, and a vibrant grassroots movement of 20,000 people from all walks of life. The 2018 ‘Global Britain’ Conference has been designed to inform people about UNA-UK’s 'Keeping Britain Global' campaign, with respected policy experts and seasoned activists speaking with a focus on how everyone can make an impact, no matter who you are.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

International Day of Peace 2017 from Drone

Special thanks to Mr. Marshall Palmer for the video of Peace Day and to Mr. Mark Coate for the Peace Sign in front of chapel.

Special thanks to Mr. Curt Foster for the video about Peace Week 2017

Click HERE to see details of UD Peace Week 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, PEACE DAY

Memories of Peace Week 2017 HERE

What are you doing for Peace Today?

Peace Day Out of Uniform 
Wear a Peace, Spirit, or a place you volunteered t-shirt
Peace Day Observances around Campus
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7:00-7:45  UD Peace Walk and Breakfast.  Walkers meet in front of Chapel by Peace Sign

UD Chapel: Casady Choir Performs.  

MD Choir performs on Peace Day 2017
9:45 MD Chapel Chapel  Casady MD Choir performs "Imagine" 

10:00 am  Peace One Day Pinwheels

10:30 am Primary Division Observance of Peace Day 2017 at Playground


11:45: Service-Learning at Oklahoma Centennial High School (Aaron P., Yasmin H., Sophia M.)

1:10 Activities: Happy Movie, Miller 4. Facilitator: Dr. Torres  Butterfly Garden Blue Labyrinth Self-Guided Peace Walks

2:40  Lower Division Observance of Peace Day during Chapel Time

6:00 pm UNOKC Observance of Peace Day at State Capitol Steps

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20: Disarmament Day


YAC armed the second grade Girl Scout Pinwheels and the PD Pinwheels
2nd Grade Girl Scout Peacemakers Troop Peace Pinwheels @ Casady Chapel on Disarmament Day

YAC Vice-President Sahanya B. will introduce our YAC Disarmament Day speaker. The Disarmament Day Chapel speaker is Mr. Jim McPhee.  Mr. McPhee is a member of St.Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.  He is an active member of their Spiritual Formation and Direction Ministry, which focuses on contemplative and meditative practices that enhance the spiritual life.  

Thursday, September 21st
Peace Day Out of Uniform Wear a Peace, Spirit, or a place you volunteered t-shirt
Peace Day Observances around Campus
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7:00 am     UD Peace Walk and Breakfast.  Walkers gather in front of Chapel by the Peace Sign. Song by Sara A.  Halo dog "Sugar" will lead the Peace Walk. Facilitated by YAC Ali A.

9:30 am     MD plants sentiments of peace by "Words Statue" before Chapel. Facilitated by Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Clay

10:00 am   MD Pinwheels for Peace at Peace Sign in front of Chapel  Facilitated by Mrs. Huber

10:30 am   PD Pinwheels Blessing and Observance at Playground facilitated by Mrs. Fowler & Mrs. Mathias 

2:40 pm     LD Observance of Peace Day facilitated by Mrs. Hazel Lopez

6:00 pm United Nations Peace Day Observance at the State Capitol Steps 
Casady Peace Pinwheels and Hearts transported to Capitol at 4:00 pm 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19: Freedom


The Casady Orchestra (55 musicians) performed at UD Chapel on Freedom Day. Special thanks to their teachers, Mrs. Jana Heidebretch and Mr. Larry Moore for their continuous support of Peace Week observance with outstanding orchestra performances. 

At Activities Time: Casady YAC assembles the Girl Scout Peacemakers Pinwheels. 

On Freedom Day, YAC also wrote Gratitude Letters to those who served.  Some letters went to people students new personally in the different branches of government.  

YAC has a very special thank you to the following servant leaders for guarding the freedoms we enjoy: 

Air Force:  Dr. Wesley Frier (Technology Director) Father Charles Blizzard (Chaplain)

Marine Corps: Coach Marion Tolon (25 years), Dr. Eric Ebert

Police: Deputy Justin Dang

Peace Corps: Mr. Mark Delgrosso (Biology), Joe Miano (Science Retired), Ruth Miano (Math Retired)

YAC Co-Presidents, Safra and Mariam reminded YAC that on Thursday 9/21 there is a Peace Day Out of Uniform.  Wear a Peace, Spirit or a Place where you volunteered t-shirt.  

Ali A. YAC hospitality and social media chair invited YAC to participate in the Peace Walk and Breakfast of 9/21  at 7:00 am.  Walkers meet at Chapel in front of the Peace Sign.

Montessori Children Singing Peace Around the World

Join with Montessori schools around the world to celebrate International Peace Day!

Our children will be singing "Light a Candle for Peace" this Thursday, September 21.
world kids

To know children from all over the world are singing together with the same purpose on the same day, simultaneously, is exhilarating.

Our beliefs and our actions must be more global, in spite of borders and boundaries. Let us help our children unite in striving for peace and a healthy planet.

Please forward this information to other school heads so they can share in this opportunity for their children to join in singing Light a Candle for Peace!

We look forward to hearing the beautiful sounds of children's voices in many languages rising up on September 21.

Find your time zone to know what time to sing by clicking on the register button below and scrolling to the bottom of that page.
Thank you and peace to all of you!
K.T. Korngold

Amalia Hernandez’s 100th Birthday
                Hispanic Heritage Month Observed by Google Doodle today.

The power of dance is such that it can convey an entire culture.
In 1952, Amalia Hernandez founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, a unique dance company whose goal was to illustrate the diversity of Mexico.
Hernandez, whose would have been 100 on Tuesday, created a dance style that stemmed from her work as a choreographer at the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. She combined formal training in modern dance with traditional Mexican folk dance to create a style known as baile folklorico.
In 1952, she founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, a dance troupe consisting of just eight members. In 1954, the troupe performed on TV and found such success that it was later featured in a weekly broadcast, choreographing a new dance each time. The group then toured North America and represented Mexico in the Pan American Games in 1959.
Hernandez died at 83 in Mexico, the country she celebrated through dance. Her dance lives on as the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, which still performs today.