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My husband and I talked when I came home and he had the idea of having a health clinic available similar to what takes place around the globe on Peace Day. Then Carmen sent an email last night where she had spoken with the Children's Program Director from the Library, and I thought of literacy and education's importance around the world.
We were talking about asking others in our community to partner with us, what if we asked large organizations to partner with us. It also wouldn't have to all be done during our festival they could partner with us and do their action during the 11 days of Unity leading up to our Festival or even all during the year leading up to our festival and our festival can be the big party at the end. The 11 Themes for Social Change are: Unity, Interdependence, Environment, Economic Justice, Health, Children and Youth, Women, Human Rights, Freedom, Disarmament, and finally Peace. Since we are the "Peace Day" we can focus on fun, but we can really hope that others in our community with these Themes for Change as their mission might want to join us.
What are your thoughts? Peacefully, Mikel
I love your the idea of adding committee members from several service organizations to the IDP Committee. I also like the themes for social change. There’s (of course) a lot of over-lap. For instance, we can invite a YWCA director to join us under the themes of children and youth AND women. This is because the YWCA’s mission is to empower women (and children) and to eliminate racism. I suggest that we brainstorm by making a list of possible organizations and a contacts for each.