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Our local Austin partners,
Peace One Day,
Peace Day Philly, and
Chicago's Peace Day Committee, "Build the Peace,"
for these engaging Peace Day activities and resources for teachers, parents, educators,
children, and youth.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
AS AN EDUCATOR
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
"If we are to achieve lasting peace, we must begin with the children."
— Mahatma Ghandi
Peace Day provides a powerful and inspiring opportunity to engage children and youth in diverse activities related to envisioning peace, developing global awareness, and making a positive difference in their world.
Enjoy this video from Kids for Peace:
Check out the exciting initiatives below as well as the downloads to the left for all kinds of great things to do with your children, students, families, communities:
Simple Ways Teachers/Mentors/Parents can engage children and youth (and adults) in the daily personal practice of peace and "3D" compassion (caring for others, self, and the Earth.) Visit COMPASSION GAMESINTERNATIONAL TO LEARN MORE. Click here for Austin contact.
Austin's LuAnne Stovall leads the Peace Through Pie initiative — popular in many of our local schools. Through "pie socials" — we are able to have "courageous conversations" that can build peace. Join this initiative.
SICA's Poems for Peace began here in Austin and has now spread to many other countries. Visit the "Write Your Own" section of SICA's Poems for Peace site for ideas and inspirations to create your own Poems for Peace. You can also publish your poems online or turn them into chapbooks. Or they can adorn Peace Lanterns, or Pinwheels for Peace, or Peace Flags.
The Peace Crane Project is designed to connect children around the world through the arts. Learn more about the Peace Crane Project here. Check out the latest news on their Facebook page. Watch them on YouTube. Then, sign up your school or community group.
Kids for Peace's mission is to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects. Lots of great activities here. They also sponsor trainings for those who wish to help grow Kids for Peace Chapters in their own communities. Learn More.
Postcards For Peace is the very simple idea of sending messages of peace, non-violence, hope, support and love around the world on postcards. The postcards also promote and celebrate the work of organisations working towards peace and non-violence. A PEACE ONE DAY PROJECT.