FOREWORD FROM JEREMY GILLEY Dear friends, Today marks the 2-month countdown to Peace Day 21 September 2018.
The Peace One Day office is buzzing with excitement and the team are all incredibly busy trying to make Peace Day 2018 the strongest yet. We have been reaching out to our partners and in turn millions of people, encouraging them to acknowledge the day and promote peaceful action and non-violence across all corners of the globe.
We are humbled by the fact that organisations and individuals alike have voluntarily been reaching out to us to inform us of their Peace Day plans - demonstrating how far we have come in institutionalising this most important of days. With that, I would encourage you all to continue informing us of the commitments you are making to Peace Day and what you are organising to celebrate the day. Together we are stronger, let’s make Peace Day 2018 the biggest yet.
Aside from the important work we are doing in the build up to Peace Day, I am also thrilled to tell you all that we are working hard behind the scenes on an exciting new crowdfunding initiative, which I look forward to explaining further in the coming months!
Founder, Peace One Day
GLOBAL YOUTH SPEAK FORUM
Jeremy was honoured to host and speak at AIESEC’s 2018 Global Youth Speak Forum in Hurgada, Egypt this month. AIESEC is a global youth-led organisation striving to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential. Together with partner organisations, AIESEC facilitates cross-cultural exchanges in the form of volunteering experiences and professional internships. Through learning of the Peace One Day journey, there were some inspiring conversations about how to empower a new generation of peacebuilders, around the world.
#GOAL17 - TWO MILLION PEOPLE!
We have exceeded all expectations in our promotion of the importance of Global Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. Initially, when we started the Partnerships for Peace Coalition, we wanted to highlight the importance of Goal 17 in raising awareness of Peace Day.
In the month of April 2018, a mere 100,000 people were exposed to #Goal17 on all social media channels around the world. Now, at the end of July, not only do we now have 62 members of our Partnerships for Peace Coalition, but the global monthly social media reach for #Goal17 has just surpassed TWO MILLION people. This is a remarkable achievement and could have only happened with the continued support and hard work of the Partnerships for Peace Coalition.
Please become part of this movement by using #peaceday and #goal17 to share your support with the world.
Please email our Coalition Lead if your organisation would like more information, or would like to join the Coalition - firstname.lastname@example.org
'GLOBAL BRITAIN' CONFERENCE 2018
Peace One Day was in attendance and Jeremy was the Keynote Speaker at UNA-UK's most interactive event of the year, the 2018 ‘Global Britain’ Conference. He shared his experience and expertise on making change in communities at a local, national and international level.
UNA-UK is the foremost advocate for UK action at the UN, the UK's leading source of analysis on the UN, and a vibrant grassroots movement of 20,000 people from all walks of life. The 2018 ‘Global Britain’ Conference has been designed to inform people about UNA-UK’s 'Keeping Britain Global' campaign, with respected policy experts and seasoned activists speaking with a focus on how everyone can make an impact, no matter who you are.
Portland, Ore.– June 5, 2018 – Learning.com celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 by recognizing digital literacy teachers across the country in a special contest that honored educators who teach technology. School administrators were encouraged to nominate a teacher superhero who goes above and beyond to equip their students with the digital literacy skills needed for success on online assessments, in college and in their future careers.
Nominees included classroom teachers, technology specialists, media specialists and school librarians. Heartfelt entries were written and submitted online by principals who praised their nominees’ efforts and recognized the contributions they have made to the students at their schools. Comments from the winning entries included teacher achievements in integrating digital literacy in the classroom such as “uses a variety of tech tools and programs,” “embraced digital literacy this year with passion,” and “because of him our students are able to use technology.”
The winning educators will receive a free, one-year classroom subscription to EasyTech, Learning.com’s award-winning digital literacy curriculum for grades K-8. Their free access begins on July 1, 2018.
Congratulations go out to these winners:
· Jessica Alonzo, Amerigo A. Anastasia School, New Jersey
Michael Brennan, Bordentown Regional High School, New Jersey
· Kelsie Chrisco, Cunningham Elementary School, California
WHY: In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Learning.com teacher superhero contest gave school administrators an opportunity to recognize the teacher superheroes at their own schools who they see working to help prepare students for success in our increasingly digital world. Providing the winning teachers with a free subscription to EasyTech is Learning.com’s way of demonstrating its appreciation for the dedication, resources, and creativity it takes to deliver quality digital literacy instruction to students.