So how do you get started? Well, BE CREATIVE! Think about a creative, fun, and interesting way to explore what issues are important to you and your community and design your own #mypeaceproject.

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GET SUPPORT

Peaceprojects are always more fun with friends! Find a few people who are willing to help you with your #mypeaceproject.

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SELECT A DATE

Find a date that works for you and your friends. Consider one of these popular peaceproject dates:

POPULAR DATES

▪ February 20 – World Day of Social Justice

▪ April 6 – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

▪ April 7 – World Health Day

▪ May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

▪ June 5 – World Environment Day

▪ September 21 – International Day of Peace

▪ October 2 – International Day of Non-Violence

▪ October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

▪ November 10 – World Science Day for Peace and Development

▪ November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

▪ December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

▪ December 10 – Human Rights Day

▪ December 20 – International Human Solidarity Day

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3. FIND A LOCATION

Find a safe location where you will be seen and there are enough people passing by to have good response to your activity. Make sure you have any permits or licenses necessary to do your project.

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DESIGN YOUR #MYPEACEPROJECT

Create an activity that grabs people’s attention and invites them to participate.

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ASK PASSERSBY THIS QUESTION

What would make your community a better place to live in? CLEARLY state this question, either written on a board, as part of your project, or verbally.

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TRACK RESPONSES

Make sure your activity has a way to track people’s responses (write them down, video, audio, etc.).

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CONNECT AND NETWORK

Make sure you’re ready to tell people how to connect with you on social media. Some people may already want to join you in your peace efforts. For example: “Follow me on twitter.”

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PEACE CARD CHALLENGE

When someone has responded positively to your #mypeaceproject, follow up with a peace card, and say, “Would you like to take the peace challenge?” (Hand them a card): “This is what I’m doing for peace.” “What would you do for peace?”

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SHARE YOUR #MYPEACEPROJECT STORY

Post videos, pics, and your story on social media using:

  • #mypeaceproject
  • #peaceprojects
  • #pursuepeace

Spread the word about Peace Projects

SO, NOW I’VE DONE #MYPEACEPROJECT. WHAT’S NEXT?