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Peace Day Philly

September 1, 2014

The Right to Peace
Peace Day Philly 2014

2014 marked the fourth official year of Peace Day Philly, a local effort to encourage Philadelphia participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace. During the week of September 15th to September 21st, various Philadelphia organizations and neighborhoods joined with millions around the world in observing this important day. Universities, non-profits, faith communities, and city offices such as Philly Rising, the Free Library and the Police department offered over fifty programs that promoted peace and non-violence in the Philadelphia region.

The Office of International Programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Area Studies program, and the School of Education of Drexel University co-sponsored “The Right to Peace, An Academic and Action Program” with the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and Peace Day Philly. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, all were welcome to come enjoy a lecture and discussion on human rights and actions for the global, local, and personal rights to peace. See photos and learn more or go to the Peace Day Philly Facebook page.