11 Days 2004 Report

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Our Commemorative 11 Days Resource Booklet

Special thanks to our socially conscious
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Dear Friends,

We are receiving a flood of thanks from people around the world regarding 11 Days of Global Unity and our closing NY event Our Voices, Our World on Sept. 21st, celebrating the International Day of Peace. We hope you enjoy this full report!

Rick Ulfik (Founder and Director of We, The World)
and the 11 Days Team


Report on 11 Days of Global Unity 2004
Launching a new platform for international participation
in creating a world that works for all!


Special Message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu for 11 Days

"The objective of the organization We, The World is to facilitate cooperation on a global scale amongst groups and individuals dedicated to implementing solutions to the many challenges we face on the planet at this time. We, The World wishes to inspire, inform and involve more and more people in these solutions to bring about large scale change.

The world will not resolve conflict and war or the destruction of it's environment until we stop grabbing huge benefits for the few at the expense of sustainable benefits for all.

We are created for interdependence. You have gifts that I don't have and I have gifts that you don't have. This is true on a personal level and at a global level. We are created for sharing, for caring, for laughter, for love - for celebrating our wonderful diversity as members of one family, the human family, God's family. God bless you."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu



11 Days has touched people's hearts and minds!
"Congratulations on the great work you are doing - and the tremendous growth in your group... our message is gaining momentum outside of the UN circles - and you have been such a big part of doing that."
Nancy Roof (Editor, Kosmos Journal and Board Member, Lifebridge Foundation)

"It is hoped that the 11-day activities will arouse people's attention to the dangers facing all mankind and encourage collective actions to create a prosperous world with harmony...Congratulations for the success to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace...We saw the program  [Sept 21st] via webcasting [from Taiwan]...It was great!"
Jilly Tsai/Dr. Hong's office, Federation of World Peace and Love

"Congratulations Rick! We have heard only good things about this event [Sept 21st]"
Dot. Maver, National Campaign Manager, Dennis Kucinich

"It is reassuring to know that your powerful voice is being heard especially in the run up to the [U.S.] election. Every good wish."
Anne Booth-Clibborn

"Congratulations! When love guides efforts based on selfless service to all without preference of nation, religion, race, gender, or even beliefs, then love in its purest form finds a means of expression. There is no power for transformation greater than the power of love. Within it is contained the clarity of justice, the healing energy of compassion, and the inspiration to work for peace. This work for peace, both inner and outer peace, is needed now more than ever. The prospect of more wars with greater capacity for perverse uses of the gifts of technology stands before us in sharp contrast to what we know is possible -- a world where technology is used in service of health, communications, and art. The difference in these two visions is whether we pursue the love of power or the power of love. Your work is clearly a force for the highest good. Deeply grateful,"
Jonathan Granoff (President, Global Security Institute and 11 Days Honorary Co-Chair)

11 Days of Global Unity - Overview

11 Days was an international series of concerts, festivals, broadcasts, webcasts, and other events running primarily from Sept. 11 to Sept. 21, 2004 in over 100 cities worldwide! 11 Days events took place in: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, France, Ghana, Greece, Germany, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, 40 cities throughout the U.S., over 80 countries on 5 continents!

This 11 Days global promotion of peace and sustainability was designed to maximize public awareness about humanity's major challenges and encourage involvement in the solutions.

11 Days was sponsored by We, The World in association with Transitioners, Good News Broadcast, Pathways to Peace, A Single Drop/A Million Voice Choir, and many other partner organizations including Amnesty International, the Jane Goodall Institute/Roots & Shoots, Federation of World Peace and Love, World Federalist Association NY/Citizens for Global Solutions NY, the Earth Charter Initiative, and the Dept. of Peace Initiative. Honorary Co-Chairs included Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Irene Khan, Marianne Williamson, John McConnell, Hazel Henderson, Ervin Laszlo, Jonathan Granoff, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Thurman, Sally Fisher, Riane Eisler, others, and an exceptional team of advisors and volunteers led by Rick Ulfik, (Director of We, The World), Troy Lush, Susan Jameson (Co- Founder of Transitioners), and Nancy Hawthorne. Other principal organizers included: Andrew Kaen, Teresa Hagen, Michael Johnson (Pathways To Peace), Lili Fournier (Zolar Entertainment), Paul Sladkus (Good News Broadcast), Jules Cazedessus, Gemma (A Single Drop), Barbara Hunter, Prince Frederick von Saxe-Lauenberg, Kathleen Sullivan, Mark Rego-Monteiro, Kenny Summit, Chian Yew Lim, Barry Tillman, Safiyya Sarkin (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences), Al Smith (EduConcerts), Terry Lush, Mary Anne Feeney, Helen Garrett, Nona Gandelman, Trish Adams, Troy Hanford, Nina Meyerhof, Greg Sullivan, Zen Alejandro and Elodie Gouhir.

11 Days was inaugurated by We, The World, a non-profit organization that promotes active public involvement through major events and the Internet. To learn more click Vision and/or Strategy.

Highlights

There are too many outstanding events to list, but here are a few stellar examples: For a complete listing of events click on 11 Days Calendar and scroll down. The Calendar is being hosted by 11 Days partner organization Transitioners.org.

Closing 11 Days Event: "Our Voices, Our World"
Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace  September 21, 2004

               
At this event powerful and moving presentations suggested how important getting involved is at this time. An extraordinary array of speakers, performers and exhibitors combined to produce an evening of inspiration, information and action! Marianne Williamson brought down the house with her riveting talk about the Dept. of Peace and integrating spirit and activism. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE touched people's hearts and her whole team was there from DC and other places (including a rescue dog) unfurling 4 Giant Peace Doves that moved through the audience. Gemma and her spectacular "Million Voice Choir" sang We Rise as the climax of a "wave" of choir voices singing through each time zone across 80 countries! Adotei Akwei with Amnesty International, other initiatives and the many exhibitors provided ways the public could get immediately involved. Exceptional performances were interspersed between speakers to create an evening that was inspiring on many levels. See Our Voices, Our World (www.WeTheWorld.org/sept21event) for all the wonderful participants. The event was webcast live.

Interdependence Day Sept. 12, 2004 - a major 11 Days event

In proclaiming Interdependence Day, we are acknowledging that we are all connected, and that when one thread in the web of life is sundered, all are diminished. Where equity and mutual respect prevail, all benefit. Interdependence Day is a day of celebration, information and action!

In September 2002 We, The World launched Interdependence Day at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. In 2004 Interdependence Day activities took place in New York City, Phoenix, Rome and other areas of the world. This annual festival celebrates the interconnectedness of all life and the recognition of that interconnectedness.

The 2004 NY Interdependence Day Festival featured speakers, performers and workshop presentations including keynote speaker Robert Knight (WBAI/Pacifica Radio News Analyst and Host of Earth Watch), Amnesty International, Brooklyn Womens Chorus, Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots Youth Program, Kymbali, the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning, Federation of World Peace and Love, Kayhan Irani/Theater of the Oppressed, Global Unity Through Interfaith Dialogue, NY Council for Nonviolent Communication, Sunshine Eagle, Valerie Ghent, Earth Charter Initiative, Jubilee & Chocolate Thai, Raquy & the Cavemen - Middle Eastern Drumming Group, SOS Food, Consumers Union, Danny Schechter Film Screening, Town Hall Wall, and others.

What's Next for 11 Days?

11 Days represents the launch of an ongoing strategy incorporating We, The World's 2 major interrelated programs, the Public International Events (PIEs) and the Global Resources Network (GRN). 11 Days next steps include:
Funding
All aspects of 11 Days (overall promotion, 11 Days Calendar of Events, 11 Days Resource Booklet of partner organizations, the Interdependence Day Festival Sept. 12th and the extraordinary closing event Our Voices, Our World Sept. 21st with Dr. Jane Goodall and others) were done with modest resources and entirely with volunteers!

Now we are seeking donors and sponsors to support 11 Days as the launch of a new platform for global participation in creating a world that works for all! Your help in finding supporters who understand the importance and effectiveness of this initiative would be very much appreciated. To support our efforts yourself, please see below.

Thank you!


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A message from Dr. Jane Goodall
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
and United Nations Messenger of Peace

"I support and endorse the mission of We, The World to make sure that individuals and organizations who share a commitment to sustainability can network effectively to achieve their goals."

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