In 1988, four friends co-founded Global Exchange to fight a worldview based on greed, domination, and unvarnished worship of power. We envisioned building a robust U.S. movement capable of creating change from the grassroots, powered by people-to-people ties. Thanks for celebrating our 25th year with us by sharing your visions of peace.
With two big anniversaries coming up as this year ends, there is no better time to get started on your submission for the 2014 What About Peace? contest.
- We also celebrate International Human Rights Day this month. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- December 14th marks the anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings and all over the country groups will be marking the day with vigils, marches, and meetings calling for an End to Violence, more sensible gun legislation, and a weeklong "Acts of Kindness" program. Coat and clothing drives, soup kitchens and “Buddy Benches” for lonely or alienated school kids are possible ways to get involved.
So whether you want to think about peace in your school, on your community’s streets, or in the international arena we want to hear from you. You have less that two months to get your pieces ready!
Or if you want to share peace this holiday season, you can order a Peace on Earth Holiday Action kit for you or a loved one to inspire more visions of peace.
What About Peace? is calling youth ages 14–20 to submit their work; painting, short story, photography, graphic, poetry or essay to answer the question: ‘What about Peace?’ February 17th is the deadline for submitting your work.
Director of Organizing
P.S. Share your values with family and friends. This holiday season give a gift of Global Exchange membership and ensure our strength for the next 25 years!