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11 Days of Global Unity


Rick Ulfik
We, The World
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 710
New York, New York 10017

Phone: 212 867-0846
Email: RickUlfik@WeTheWorld.org
Website: http://www.wetheworld.org

August 14, 2004

We, The World to Launch 11 Days of Global Unity in over 100 Cities September 11-21, 2004

We, The World, a non-profit organization that promotes peace and environmental groups and issues to the public through major events and the Internet, announces the launch of 11 Days of Global Unity, to be held Sept. 11-21, 2004, in over 100 cities worldwide. To see our latest listing of events click on 11 Days Calendar and scroll down. The Calendar is being hosted by 11 Days partner organization Transitioners.org.

For selected advance ticket sales information go to www.WeTheWorld.org/tickets.11 Days consists of live concerts, festivals, broadcasts, webcasts, coordinated civic actions, U.S. voter registration, public signings of the Declaration of Interdependence derived from the Earth Charter and other activities.

This international celebration of 11 Days is designed to maximize public awareness about humanity's major challenges (poverty, armed conflict, human rights violations, ecological damage) and encourage involvement in the solutions.

11 Days Partner organizations have scheduled events in over 40 cities throughout the U.S., including New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Burlington, Chicago, Kihei (Hawaii), and across the world in South America, Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Featured events during 11 Days include:

The Sept. 21 closing event "Our Voices, Our World" will feature Dr. Jane Goodall DBE (Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute, and U.N. Messenger of Peace), Adotei Akwei (Africa Advocacy Director of Amnesty International), Marianne Williamson (author and public speaker), Clarence Jones (speech writer and lawyer for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) and many other visionary speakers and performers in a 3 1/2 hour broadcast event created to inspire, inform and involve participants in the work of partner organizations such as Amnesty International.

11 Days will be the first in an ongoing series of global gatherings and media campaigns that inspire, inform and involve increasingly large numbers of people in creating a world that works for all!

Honorary Co-Chairs for 11 Days include: Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Irene Khan (Secretary General, Amnesty International), Marianne Williamson, Hazel Henderson, Ervin Laszlo, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Thurman, Riane Eisler and others. Partner organizations include Amnesty International, the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots Youth Program, the Department of Peace Initiative, the Earth Charter Initiative and many others.

We, The World was founded in 1998 by Rick Ulfik, an award-winning TV and film composer-turned peace and environmental organizer. He is one of the founding organizers of the United Nations Gandhi/King Season for Nonviolence, the 1998 launch of which was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and Kofi Annan, with participation by close to 2,000 people including Jesse Jackson and Arun Gandhi, over 500 organizations, and events taking place in 115 cities. He also was one of three principal organizers of Re-Imagining Politics and Society at the Millennium, a Foundation for Ethics and Meaning conference in May 2000, which featured over 200 speakers from around the world including Wei Jingsheng, Cornel West, Michael Lerner, David Korten, Naomi Klein, Arianna Huffington, Mark Green, Patricia Ireland, Cora Weiss and Marianne Williamson. Ulfik also co-produces a television show called Visual Voices.

For more information about We, The World and 11 Days of Global Unity, contact Rick Ulfik at 212-867-0846; e-mail: RickUlfik@WeTheWorld.org; Website: www.wetheworld.org


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