Peace in our Schools

Chicago Public Schools! Other city students! Plan now to Show Up For Peace by joining the citywide peacebuilding movement in schools in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace (IDP). The IDP falls on a Saturday this year. Student participation will take place on Friday, September 20th in 2019. 

Click here to find out more about how your school can get involved in Peace Day, and have a chance to enter a drawing for a free peace book autographed by the author!

Students at all grade levels can engage in peace-themed music, writing, artwork, poetry, drama, sports, environmental projects and so much more. Create your own activity or try one of these: 

The 2019 U.N. Peace Day theme will be announced later this year. In the meantime, you can explore the 2018 theme:  U.N. Peace Day theme: The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70. Check out more resources on the UN’s International Day of Peace page and on the International Day of Peace page. Our summary About Peace Education has ideas for integrating peace education into existing curricula.

Click here to let us know how you observe Peace Day. We want to hear from you!