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Peace One Day film screening marked the International Day of Peace

To mark the International Day of Peace on September 21, Swarthmore students and faculty gathered in the Science Center to view the film, Peace One Day, that documents the journey of Jeremy Gilley as he lobbied world leaders and organized grassroots supporters to formalize an international day of peace under the auspices of the United Nations.

An introduction and a presentation by Gilley are available below.

Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Jennifer Magee and students appeared in the “This Week in Pictures” coverage of the event in The Phoenix.

“Peace One Day” film screening on Sept. 21, International Peace Day

What will you do to make peace on September 21, 2011, the International Day of Peace?

Join the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program for a screening of “Peace One Day” followed by a moderated discussion with Profs. Jennifer Magee and Lee Smithey about the documentary and an exploration of the impact of an International Day of Peace.

Location: Science Ctr. 199, Swarthmore College (maps and directions)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Screening

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Discussion

Refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Jennifer Magee 610-328-7320

In 1999, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley had a simple but powerful idea – persuade the world to lay down its weapons for a day. Two years later, the member states of the United Nations declared an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September. Despite the humanitarian successes in Afghanistan and in other parts of the world, a global ceasefire still proves elusive. In this third film, Jeremy continues to record his extraordinary efforts to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Watch coverage of the International Day of Peace, September 17-21

The International Day of Peace falls on September 21 each year.  This year, as the UN’s International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World draws to a close, thousands of events are being planned around the world to signal a global yearning for peace and an intention to advance constructive human and environmental relations. The Millenium Development Goals will feature prominently in this year’s celebrations. You can follow unprecedented live coverage of Peace Day events here on the Peace and Conflict Studies website or at www.peaceday.tv September 17-21.  You may preview the broadcast now.