I just wanted to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that this Friday, Sept. 21 is International Peace Day.
The United Nations unanimously voted to establish the International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) in 1981. Peace Day was given the fixed calendar date of September 21 by a second unanimous UN resolution in 2001. Peace Day is now estimated to be observed by over 100 million people annually. The 2012 Peace Day global theme is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.”
In recognition of this important annual day of commitment, Richard Unsworth (grandfather of Hannah Gotwals ’13) will be speaking on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Scheuer Room on “Magda and Andre Trocme and Nonviolent Resistance” See https://blogs.swarthmore.edu/academics/2012/09/17/magda-and-andre-trocme-and-nonviolent-resistance/