On August 27th 1928, nations of the world sent representatives to Paris, France to sign a treaty banning war and committing to the peaceful settlement of all disputes.
85 years later, the event is almost forgotten and the treaty has certainly not been honored, but more cities are thinking about creating a new holiday to remember the day. Get your city to sign onto the Peace Pact Holiday action.
While joining the Peace Pact Holiday action, why not use the What About Peace? contest as a way to boost the effort and bring more youth to the table?
With seven years of art, poetry, and essays from around the world, we’ve decided it is time to expand the visibility of the contest.
This summer, our summer intern Mariana sorted and organized all of the beautiful What About Peace? contributions and curated a show that can be sent for display to schools, community groups, and events.
Our first exhibition took place this past weekend at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for the Peace in the Park Festival. Let us know if you’d like to show the work. Email me Kirsten (at) GlobalExchange (dot) org.
And with the new school year starting up, so begins another What About Peace? contest season. On September 14th, the 2014 contest officially re-opens with six categories in visual and written arts and cash prizes. Are you a teacher? Do you work with young people ages 14-20? Are you a young creative person yourself? Find out how to get involved with the chance to win $1,000.
Director of Organizing