Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Initiatives

Around the World:
Universal Peace Day 2015 

In New York City:
UPDay2015-StrawberryFields NYC
Dear Friends,

August 5th at 7:15PM (USA Eastern Time) and August 6th at 8:15AM (in Japan) mark the exact moment of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 70 years ago. Universal Peace Day has been commemorating the anniversary annually for 31 years. In 2007 Universal Peace Day began ringing BELLS FOR PEACE & A WORLD WITHOUT WAR at the exact moment of the Hiroshima bombing.

We, The World is a Co-Sponsor of this annual event which is part of and supports both the Disarmament and Peace Campaigns of 11 Days of Global Unity - 11 Ways to Change the World

Around the World
Wherever in the world you are, we invite you to ring bells at the exact time of the bombing. Click here for more details. To find your timezone go to:

In New York City
If you are in NYC,  please join us at Strawberry Fields, Central Park from 6:30PM - 7:30PM. At 7:15PM you are invited to join a Peace Bell Ceremony - bring a bell or download a bell app on your smart phone. Please let us know you are joining us at:

Pre-Event Broadcast/Webcast Friday July 24, 2015, from 10am - 10:30am USA Eastern Time
On Friday, July 24, 2015, at 10-10:30am EDT on the Progressive Radio Network, please join Founder-Director of Universal Peace Day, SuZen with Host of Heart of Mind Radio,Kathryn Davis ( as SuZen discusses the history of Universal Peace Day and ringing bells around the world. To listen to the radio interview live go to:

SuZen and all the partners greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word to all your friends, churches, and places with bells around the world. Please ask them to ring them at the exact time of the bombing, 7:15PM (USA Eastern Time) (click here for your timezone). If you click the link below, you can be added to the map. Also please post your photos and videos on the wall at (and please like the page as well).

Wherever you are, you can join this call for PEACE & A WORLD WITHOUT WAR by ringing bells. Thank you for all you are doing to create a peaceful, sustainable, transformed world!

Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at
11 Days of Global Unity - 11 Ways to Change the World

1. PEACE WEEK 2015
 Casady Peace Week (9/11-9/21 Peace Day) : Peace Village/Compassion Games International

See IMPACT that simply making people aware of Peace Day has generated at

OKC activities during 11 Days of Global Unity already as calendar listing

a. Peace Day, Monday, September 21
United Nations Association of Greater Celebration at 6:30 PM Location:  OCU Great Hall, McDaniel Student Center.  Speaker panel with inspirational choral performances by teen choirs.  Theme: Building Bridges.  Dinner before the celebration available for  $ 7.00 at the OCU cafeteria adjacent to the Great Hall.  There is also a wide variety of restaurants at Classen.   Grand House is a Casady favorite.  If we  decide to attend and share a meal together, I hope we will consider making it a Recipeace Meal.

b. Disarmament Day: Sunday, September 20, 1:30-5:00  Oklahoma Conference of Churches Interfaith Youth Tour.  Cost $15 per person.

c. Freedom Day: Saturday, September 19, 8:00-3:00 Day of Kids Festival @ Boys and Girls Club.  The Food Bank also welcomes volunteers in the morning and afternoon shift

d. Saturday, September 12, Interdependence:  Food Bank Volunteer Day:  UD S-L Program and MD SEE Program

e. Friday, September 11 Unity:  Service evening at Boys and Girls Club: Casady Service-Learning delivers seedlings from the Department of Forestry to plant at OKC homes. 
The Oklahoma Standard2. Oklahoma Standard of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum 

Intentional connection to the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma Standard....

We could have a visit to the museum in August to learn more.  

Mrs. Clay will be happy to complete the application form to get YAC / YLOKCasady free admission to the museum and a guided tour by education coordinator Lynn Porter and Oklahoma Standard facilitator, Zac Fowler

The museum's coordinator of the Oklahoma Standard is new and they do not have a full documentary, but there is one  that we might promote as a YLOKC /Casady YAC/ Mercy School Institute documentary in the month of August or September:   Kindness is Contagious  Mrs. Clay got a  screening on Monday, August 10, 7:30 PM at Quail Springs Theater for a premiere OKC screening.  The cost is $10.25.  Reserve your spot with a credit card at  You will only be charged if the screening tips.

3. Respect Diversity Foundation Different and the Same workshop on August 5th at Mercy School, Mercy School, 14001 N Harvey Ave, Edmond, OK 73013 Early Childhood Program: Workshop
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 The Respect Diversity Foundation and the Oklahoma Center for
Community and Justice joined forces to offer an engaging diversity 
program. call Joan at 405-706-3828 if interested in volunteering