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Truckee event on tap Sept. 21 for International Peace Day

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The Truckee Tahoe Peace Project will be celebrating at For Goodness Sake on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3-7 p.m.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — International Peace Day, held annually on Sept. 21, is a day dedicated to peace — and specifically to reducing violence.

Originally declared by the United Nations in 1981, the movement has gained significant momentum over the last 17 years due to the vision and determination of independent documentary filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, founder of "Peace One Day."

In 1999, Gilley documented his meetings with leaders and community members across the world to establish an official day of peace.

In 2001, all of the UN member states voted to adopt an annual day of cease fire and non-violence to coincide with the International Day of Peace, and since, many nations, political groups, military groups, communities and individuals have celebrated by organizing various worldwide events.

This year, the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project would like to celebrate Peace Day by bringing people together for an afternoon of entertainment and activities with the theme of "peace in our mind."

In partnership with For Goodness Sake, Teen Peace Project and Peace One Day, the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project will be celebrating at For Goodness Sake on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3-7 p.m.

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Come enjoy fun activities for all ages. If you're interested in participating or volunteering, contact kassi@tahoesafealliance.org

There will also be a "Meditate for Peace" event at For Goodness Sake in Truckee from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Come dedicate a small or large part of your day to the Peace within your heart. Set a foundation of peace inside and let that shine out into the world.

The Truckee Tahoe Peace Project will also be awarding the fifth annual Truckee Tahoe Peace Award. This year, one adult and one youth who exemplify peace in their daily activities and attitude will be honored.

Visit peaceoneday.org to learn more about International Peace Day. Visit goodnesssake.org to learn more about For Goodness Sake.

This article was provided on behalf of the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project. Visit truckeetahoepeaceproject.org to learn more or to nominate someone for the Peace Award.