NIC hosts events in celebration of International Day of Peace
North Idaho College will host events in celebration of the International Day of Peace event Sept. 21.
The documentary “Peace One Day”will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on NIC’s main campus.
“Peace One Day” is the story of one man’s attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a day of non-violence and global ceasefire. The film was launched in 1999 by British director Jeremy Gilley, documenting his six-year journey as he meets heads of state, Nobel peace laureates, aid agencies, victims of war and United Nations members.
The film was nominated for the Directors Guild of Great Britain 2005 award for outstanding directorial achievement and for best documentary in the British Independent Film Awards. It earned the Kodak Award for best documentary in the Adelaide Film Festival and won both the Humanitarian Award and the Special Award in the Tiburon International Film Festival in 2005.
The event also includes an interfaith celebration at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Todd Hall and a peace parade at 6 p.m. on NIC’s main campus.
The event is cosponsored by NIC’s Diversity Events Committee, Diakonia interfaith organization, Students for Progressive Change and Peace Coeur d’Alene.
All events are free and open to the public.
The International Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1982, to coincide with the opening of the general assembly, as a day to promote the ideals of peace. In 2001, it was amended to include a permanently fixed date, Sept. 21, and a call for a global observance of peace.
Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne proclaimed Sept. 21 a Day of Peace in Idaho. The City of Coeur d’Alene followed suit last year and also signed a proclamation in recognition of the International Day of Peace.
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NIC Diversity Events Chair Sharla Chittick, (208) 769-3397Posted: Friday, Sept. 8, 2006