The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”)

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

International Programs and Services, in partnership with The Carter School of Peace and Conflict Resolution and New Student Programs, holds a discussion around the Mason Reads book and unpack themes around peace, conflict, justice, and equity within the stories. This year’s book is Wolfpack by Amy Wambach.

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Participants will be able to engage in small groups, reflect on their own identities, and learn from diverse perspectives on topics related to Peace. Let's continue to explore, promote, and celebrate Peace in its many different forms: inner peace, world peace, societal peace, interpersonal peace, environmental peace, peacebuilding, and more.

Previous International Day of Peace Book Discussion 

2019: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

2018: MARCH: BOOK 1 BY JOHN LEWIS, ANDREW AYDIN, AND NATE POWELL

2017: MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS BY JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET