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© 2017 Peace. Love. Yoga. by Leelou Poppins

#PeaceCalendar

#PeaceEd

This page is a work in progress, resources for families and educators
to celebrate international days, yearly events, interfaith celebrations, etc...

"If we are to achieve lasting peace, we must begin with the children."

- Gandhi

#November

#WorldKindnessDay

 

"World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.

World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement which is not affiliated with any religion or political movement. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness." - AwarenessDays.com

"The idea for a Bullying Awareness Week began with Canadian father and educator Bill Belsey. Not long after he launched the educational Web site www.bullying.org on February 16, 2000, he was often asked to make presentations about bullying to media and in schools and communities across Canada and around the world. Through the Web site and his travels, he quickly realized that bullying was an issue that touches all people, directly or indirectly, regardless of their age, gender, culture, religion or nationality. He also dreamed of a world where bullying was no longer seen as a "Normal part of growing up", and that prevention through education and awareness was the key. He realized most people do want to "See something done" about bullying.

Bullying Awareness Week is now spreading to other countries around the world. www.bullyingawarenessweek.org is the "mother ship" for this movement and will endeavor to share these international initiatives as they develop with resources in other languages as they are produced. Check www.bullyingawarenessweek.org for updates."

"United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

"Children have their rights denied every single day. We want to build a world where every child is in school and learning, safe from harm and able to fulfill their potential, and we know you do too. It's time to put children back on the agenda. Sign the petition and #GoBlue to call on world leaders to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child and acknowledge that these rights are non-negotiable"

"To celebrate World Children’s Day, November 20, with UNICEF, allies in 150+ countries are collaborating to bring more emotional intelligence awareness and resources to children and the adults who support them… and you are invited to be part of it!"

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On 20 November children will ‘take over’ business, government and entertainment. You can get involved too! uni.cf/worldchildrensday

 

#January

 

"One Week. One Checklist. Infinite Happiness.

Empower your students to create a culture of kindness!"

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#April

"Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. These materials are used in different ways to promote books and reading. Many IBBY Sections promote ICBD through the media and organize activities in schools and public libraries. Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children's books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards. IBBY Russia is the sponsor for International Children's Book Day 2017."

"Imagine 30,000+ kids doing yoga on the same day, at the same time, across the globe.  The result is magic. [...] Just 5 minutes of yoga a day can boost the mental and physical health and wellness of our children, regardless of their socioeconomic status, athletic abilities or prior knowledge. We proved this on Kids’ Yoga Day (KYD), an international event held every year all over the world – at schools, homes, yoga studios, and/or community centers.  No previous yoga experience required."

"Join us on World Disco Soup Day 2017!

Disco Soup started 5 years ago as Schnippeldisko in Berlin, Germany, a “protest soup” against food waste that fed 8000 people. Throughout the food system there’s an enormous amount of perfectly good food being wasted; whether it’s vegetables left to rot in the fields, food discarded by supermarkets or consumers not using what they buy. Disco Soup aims to raise awareness of this global problem by showing that all this “waste” is actually perfectly edible, even it requires a little effort.

All you need to do is get in touch with farmers, wholesalers, markets, shops and supermarkets to see if they can donate some food instead of throwing it away. Then, with some tables, tools and at least one big pan you’ve got a Disco Soup going!"

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#May