The History of September 21:

In 1999, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley launched Peace One Day. He had a mission: to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date. Thanks to his efforts and the support of the global community, the United Nations unanimously adopted 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. We call that day Peace Day. You can learn more about Peace Day, the efforts of Jeremy Gilley to make Peace Day a reality, and the efforts since the adoption to bring peace to the nations of the world at

The History of September 22 – 23:

On September 23, 2009, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the honored guest of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. He was the recipient of the International Freedom Award and delivered a public talk on the topic “Developing Peace and Harmony.” Both the Dalai Lama’s talk and the evening MISSING PEACE CONCERT were sponsored by The Missing Peace Project and co-sponsored by The Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation.

2010 Memphis Peace and Harmony Days:

Photographs of Events

Press Release issued on Sept 15, 2010

Press Release issued on Sept 10, 2010

Supporters - 2010

Declaring September 21-23 Memphis Peace & Harmony Days

Proclamation by City of Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton, Jr.

Proclamation by Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Proclamation by 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen


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