What a revolutionary concept!!
January 15 – 22, 2012 marks the 3rd annual NY Peace Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of non-violence.
Peace Week galvanizes the efforts of entertainers, cultural icons, government leaders, educators, athletes and community based organizations to host an event or lend their voice to the message of peace. Confirmed NY Peace Week celebrity ambassadors include: Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Michael Strahan, Cheryl “Salt” Wray, and more!
THE MISSION IS TO:
•Promote the value of LIFE
•Develop teens and adults into peer leaders, to avoid becoming perpetrators or victims of violence
•Provide young people with the tools and resources that promote critical thinking, self-empowerment and personal accountability
•Build partnerships between public and private sectors to respond collectively, collaboratively and holistically to the issue of youth violence
•Create a model for reducing violence that will provide stakeholders with the necessary skills and resources to effectively implement positive change within their own communities
January 15 – 22, 2012 marks the 3rd annual NY Peace Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of non-violence. Organized by LIFE Camp, Inc., the collective goal is to create a culture of peace throughout NYC for 7 days by hosting an event, performing an activity or simply taking one personal action toward creating inner peace and setting a positive example for youth.
2012 NY Peace Week’s theme and messaging is: #PeaceIsALIFEStyle. Youth and celebrity ambassadors will blog, tweet and post user generated content for 7 days, sharing experiences that reinforce this year’s theme and messaging.
Special Thanks to @ROBBIENOVAPK (featured in the Maino hit “That could be us”) for spreading the word!