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Diversity Resources: International Day of Peace

This resource guide is sponsored by the Lander University Diversity Advisory Council.

International Day of Peace (September 21)

The International Day of Peace is observed globally on September 21st each year. The Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, and in 2001, the General Assembly voted to designate the Day as 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Learn more about this Day.

2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace.

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Working toward a world free of racism

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Power Interrupted

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The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Circulation HT1523.M325 2019

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This Is the Fire

Circulation E185.615.L46 2021

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A Global View of Race and Racism

Circulation HT1521 .A837 2017

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Me and White Supremacy

Circulation HT1575.S23 2020

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Beyond the White Negro

Circulation E184.A1 D2828 2014

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Race and Social Change

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Books on peace

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The Best Peace Fiction

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Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Circulation JZ5538 .R534 2014

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Champions for Peace

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The Best Weapon for Peace

Circulation LB775.M8 M595 2021

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Pathways for Peace

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Governance for Peace

Circulation JC849.C67 2017

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People's Peace

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Children's literature

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Peace One Day

Circulation PZ20 JZ5537 .G55 2005

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Peace Begins with You

Children's Room PZ 20 JX 1963 .S255 1990

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Seeds of Freedom

Circulation PZ 20 F 334 .H9 B37 2015

Learn about the United Nations, the organization that established this Day.