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Centaurus Celebrates Peace Day

Above, students work on chalk art in celebration of International Peace

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International Peace Day is not a new thing, around the world or at Centaurus, but according to Suzie Mitzelfeld this is one of the best observations of Peace Day in our area in a while. Centaurus started celebrating Peace Day seven years ago, it was very small and not many students knew about it. This year, many Centaurus students participated in the sidewalk chalk competition on Friday, and in the ‘One Day, One Game’ soccer game on Sunday. Also, this year there was a segment on NPR, and other high schools, such as Broomfield, that helped raise awareness for peace around the world.

Now, you may be wondering what is International Peace Day? Well, I have the answer for you: Peace Day is a sort of holiday started in 1982 that is a cease fire for all the countries involved in the UN so that humanitarians can go into war torn areas to help the citizens of the world. As of 2009 even terrorist organizations, like the Taliban, observe this ceasefire.

At Centaurus, we can’t go to war zones on International Peace Day to help people, so we settled for raising awareness on the subject.

If you would like to know more about International Peace Day, check out Jeremy Gilley’s Ted Talk: One Day of Peace.

 

 

Refernces:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Peace

http://www.unama.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=12254&ctl=Details&mid=15756&ItemID=31640&language=en-US

 

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