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Our online Peace event today was about avoiding that prejudice could destroy our relationships or create unnecessary conflicts or misunderstanding. We looked at four totally different countries:
Guatemala (by Alfredo Vasquez)
Alfredo gave a great presentation made in Prezi. It showed the enormous amount of indigenous cultures in this small country in Middle America, the historical influence of the Mayas and even the meaning of the name Guatemala (area of many trees).
Hungary (by Andras Laszlo)
Apart from the online presentation, Andras selected a set of videos about Hungary that he invites us to watch. Here is one already…
He also shared a PDF with us with more information.
Nigeria (by Ukpeme Okon)
Apart from all the comments provided by Ukpeme she also shared a few illustrative videos about Nigeria as it is today.
The Netherlands (by Jean-Paul Close)
A lot can be said about the Netherlands. Jean-Paul highlighted a few elements through a presentation and also chose a video illustrate the flatness of this watery country.
On July 9th a worldwide Jazz Event will be held in Abuja, Nigeria. This event will be streamed live worldwide to those partners in our network that wish to share our message of Peace and shared responsibilities around core human and natural values.
What could your local event look like?
You could make agreements with a local bar, a restaurant or theater, to invite local citizens to your event. During the event you organize local talks with key messages of shared responsibilities for sustainable human progress. You receive the streaming link (at 8€ cost of participation) with which you can show the entire musical event to your own public. It is up to you if you add elements like food and drinks to your own event and like that cover your local costs. You would need a large screen and a good internet connection to be able to stream the show. The rest of the setting is entirely up to you.
STIR is partner to extend our human centered way of working with complex issues and the ethics of our shared responsibilities. We also suggest to network the initiatives, not only for the 9th of July, but also for the development of possible future programs together. Please drop a note to email@example.com if you like to join the network.
The AiREAS cooperative for regional air quality and health has released a learning module in English for schoolchildren from 10 to 16. It is aimed at producing awareness and understanding of our own responsibility. The orginal learning concept was produced by the municipality of Amsterdam. Together it was agreed to make it available for a larger community, including the growing international presence in the country. The learning module is also made available for international partners who wish to work locally on their health and a healthy environment. The module is free of charge.