Social Media Week launches next week and we are proud and excited about the great diversity of partnerships we have established across all industries and concerns. We’re pleased to announce another partnership today that is unique even from these with the organization Peace One Day, spearheaded through an event in Glasgow on Monday, and a concert in London and a global peace-related meetup campaign on Wednesday.
Peace One Day, founded by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, led the initiative that resulted in the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the first annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day. Through a mix of events and social promotion via Meetup Everywhere, Facebook and Twitter, our partnership with Peace One Day helps promote their mission for a Global Truce in 2012, a worldwide day of peace and non-violence slated for September 21, 2012. Hopefully, this will result in the greatest single-day reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
In addition to using social media to raise awareness for the initiative, there are three ways to support Peace One Day and get involved:
Glaswegians: Kicking the week off, Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley, will speak at SMW Glasgow on its opening day September 19th, inspired by his recent talk at TED. Register to attend the event here. The event will be livestreamed, so if you are not able to attend, you can still hear Jeremy’s inspiring words on peace here.
Londoners: If you’re in London, Peace One Day is hosting a major concert at the O2 arena in London on Peace Day, September 21, featuring Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Razorlight, Newton Faulkner, Eliza Doolittle, Afroreggae, Flawless and English National Ballet. Learn more here.
Everyone Else: If you’re not in Glasgow or London, you can show your support for Peace One Day by joining the Meetup.com campaign on September 21, and organize your own event or attending someone else’s around the idea of what peace means to you.
You can also stay connected through a free Nokia Symbian smartphone Peace One Day App, created by Social Media Week partner Nokia. The app allows users to add Peace Day to their digital calendar and invite contacts and friends to participate. You can also see all of Peace One Day’s social media feeds, including Facebook and Twitter, and link to Meetup.com to create your own Peace Day gathering or join an existing group.
We invite you to join the global peace movement both locally and globally, and we’re excited to see our community get behind this important issue.