Saturday, September 17, 2016

PEACE WEEK 2016: DAY 7: WOMEN SERVICE DAY @ Day of Kids @ Boys and Girls Club

UN's Sustainable Development Goal:

Gender Equity

Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but it also crucial to accelerating sustainable development. It has been proven time and again, that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board.
Gender Equality is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve the global unity that we seek.  Learn more about the targets for this Goal here.

The Casady Service-Learning Program in collaboration with Boys Scouts of America, Rose State College and  the Volunteer Program at Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park provided a festival of activities during Peace Week 2016: Women's Day for the club members and their families.  

Mrs. Clay, Service-Learning Director, had a pinwheels for peace booth.  Mrs. Clay volunteered with Miss Kassie Wrobel.  Miss Wrobel also volunteered from noon to 4:00 pm on Children and Teens Day at Casady School.  Miss Wrobel made pinwheels for Peace, helped install the "Peace Silhouttess" at Johnston. At Boys and Girls Club, Miss Wrobel made banners for the Peace Walks on 9/21 at Casady and 9/24 at the Myriad Gardens. Children and teens at Casady and Boys and Girls Club will leave their thoughts of whom them will make peace with on 9/21/2016 on the banners.  The banners will be sent to the Peace One Day Headquarters in England. Miss Wrobel is the Exploring Executive at Last Frontier Council- Boy Scouts of America.

Club children took their decorated pinwheels home to remember to bring peace wherever they might be with empowering everyday kindness and to tell family and friends that there is a Peace Day, September 21, when people around the world pledge to be more peaceful, stop violence, cease fire.   The Club members also decorated Peace Silhouettes a week earlier.  The Club's Peace Silhouettes are part of the Peace Art exhibit at Miller.

The Service Learning Program also displayed the content of a Hope Trunk at the booth courtesy of the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum Education Program.  As children and their families made pinwheels for peace, they learn about stoping violence on Peace Day for an event such as the bombing to be prevented by everyday kindness for all.

The Club dancers were not in attendance and the "Connecting Peace Steps to Rhythm", choreography by Mrs. Hazel Lopez, International Dance Studio CEO was postponed until Monday late afternoon. The dance follows the beat of Native American drums.  One Heart, One Beat, One Step: Peace One Day!  This initiative is part of Peace One Day Rhythm of Peace "Music and dance are highly powerful tools to foster togetherness and empathy between individuals, groups, and communities, everywhere and anytime."
Powerful Drums Shaman Magical Mandala Magico Meditation Trance Drumming Native American Fire

The Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park is located at 3535 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.  

Global Unity Compassion Games:  Mission 7

For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #7, reflect on yesterday's mission. What did it feel like to contemplate how old the universe is, and how long it took for the universe to arrive at you? Do you feel more compassion for yourself when you are patient with yourself, and with others? Was it challenging to stop and simply observe the world around you? Why do you think that is? Do you feel that your life, or modern life, is in tune with the rhythm and timing of nature? Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
Agents, our seventh mission is to unleash the sunlight of the our spirit: our connection to one another.
When you think of the idea of connection, what comes to mind?

It has been argued that the aspect of life human beings crave andyearn for the most is connection. Connection to a sense of meaning in our lives. Connection to the passions that inspire us. Connection to the world around us, and of course, connection to each other.

In fact, our greatest desire for connection of all is our desire to authentically connect with one another. True connection with those we deeply care about is like sunlight to the human spirit. With it, it feels like we are being seen by the light of the world. With connection, we can overcome the greatest challenges, and make it through the starkest winters.

Without connection, we grow lonely and anxious, and eventually, we feel isolated and even hopeless.

This is because human beings are fundamentally social animals. And lasting connection - which comes from seeing into one another genuinely, supporting one another, mourning our grief and celebrating our joys together - is to us what sunlight is to a tree.

In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey Louie Schwartzberg, and Jason Silva will guide us through the mystery and science behind connection.

Agents, It's Your Turn!

Your mission today, Agents, is to show someone you deeply care about that you celebrate your connection to one another.

This person could be anyone in your life, friend or family member. Tryto refrain from using social media of any kind... research shows that more meaningful acts of connection come from person to person interactions. If this is not possible, write your person a letter, or give them a phone call to express your joy for your connection!

As you reveal the power of connection in your life, remember to report your experiences on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others around the world!
Good luck, Agents!

P.S. If you wish to do so you can support the work of the Dalai Lama Fellows, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., our featured Champion of Compassions, to spread their remarkable work toward global unity with others!

View All Past Missions!

It's never too late to revisit past or missed missions to find inspiration for igniting compassion and unity for the world!

Peace Week 2016
“11 Days of Global Unity” September 11-21
Find peace within your hearts and share it with the community!
Peace Week Activities

Saturday, September 17: “Day of Kids” at Boys and Girls Club (9:00 set-up -4:00 clean-up)
10:00- 12:00 Make banners, pinwheels, hands and peace silhouettes. Learn and Teach Hope Trunk
1:00 -4:00 Make Peace Art and Learn and teach a Peace Dance.
Club is located south of Western and 36th Street. Walk-in volunteers Welcome!

Sunday, September   18: Peace One Day and  UN GGSD Screening @ Wing (3:00-5:00)
3:00-3:30 UN Association of Greater Oklahoma presents Global Goals for Sustainable Development
3:30-5:00 The Day After Peace documentary Screening (81 minutes) and post-it reflection.

Wednesday, September 21: Peace Walk. Chapel Pinwheel Blessing/Planting (6;30-7:50 am)
6:00 am Planting Pinwheels for Peace at Peace Sign in front of chapel
6:30 am Meditative Silent Peace Walk around the lake or Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden
7:00 am Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast
7:50 am Blessing of Peace Sign

Saturday, September 24: Oklahoma Standard Training at OKC Memorial (10:00-1:00)
#Oklahoma Standard at Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 10:30-1:00

10:30-11:00        Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with National Park Ranger
11:00-12:00        Museum Tour/Patrick will guide the students and emphasize the Oklahoma Standard.
12:00-12:30        First Person Presentation with Survivor Derek Smithee
12:30-1:00         Lunch catered by Jimmy John’s.  Their number is 235.8800. (need to RSVP)
1:00-2:00             Walk to Myriad Gardens.  Check the Turkish Festival. Help distribute pinwheels for silent walk
2:00-3:00             United Nations Silent Peace Walk   Speakers and Walk  
After the Walk volunteers are welcome to enjoy the Turkish Festival at will.  Bring money to taste their amazing food.

Saturday, September 24: OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens 2:00-3:00 in collaboration with the Turkish Festival

Sunday, September 25: Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Interfaith Youth Tour (1:00-5:00)  $15. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $15 per person helps defray the costs of transportation.  Contact OCC with questions at 405-525-2928.  HERE Tour stops are:

 1) East Sixth Street Christian Church, 1139 NE 6th St., OKC 73117

2) Masjid Mu’min Mosque, 1322 NE 23rd St., OKC 73111
3) Vien-Giac Buddhist Temple, 5101 NE 36th St., OKC 73121

             Don’t Miss!

First OKC Peace Walk
2:00-3:00 at the Myriad Gardens

Casady students walking the Labyrinth during Peace Week 2015
 Contact Mrs. Clay (, 405-520-1325) in Harper Wing for more details.

Come and join us for Peace Week 2016!