Connect For Peace – Peacelights founded by Joumana Rizk

Connect For Peace


 

What is Connect for Peace?

Connect for Peace is a public street happening for peace in honor of the International Day of Peace. We invite participants and passersby to connect with one another in a spirit of openness, spontaneity, and childlike innocence. A cross between performance art and a peace rally, these powerful events have touched the lives of people from around the globe.

We take a moment to connect for peace. We take a moment to really see the person in front of us. We say, "I see you" and are genuinely seen in return. The bungee cords physicalize the invisible connections between all people. As we realize how interconnected we are, peace is a natural outcome.

Amazing things happen at every Connect for Peace event. It touches something deep. Passersby stop to share intimate details of their lives. Strangers are moved to extraordinary acts of kindness. The premise is simple but the results are incredibly powerful.

 

 

When is the next Connect for Peace event?

We invite you to join us for our annual Connect for Peace street happening on September 20, 2018 at City Hall Park (at Park Row) New York City from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.


 

What is the International Day of Peace?

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.


This year's #peaceday celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70." Learn more here.

 

Friday Flickers

The events live on through our Friday Flickers on our Facebook page.

Flickers are a gentle weekly reminder to flicker your light of peace as often as you can, in as many places as you can. To help ignite us all, we created this collection of photos from our Connect for Peace events, with a thought we found inspiring. Please comment, like, and share!


Click here to see more Flickers.

 

 

Inspirational Videos

Videos and testimonials from our events shares the experience with our online followers, aiming to inspire them to contribute to building a culture of peace.


Click here for more videos on Youtube.

 

 

Past Connect for Peace Events

October 12, 2017 - Foch Street, Beirut, Lebanon, USA

September 21, 2017 - Union Square Park, New York, NY, USA

September 20, 2016 - Union Square Park, New York, NY, USA

September 29, 2015 - Union Square Park, New York, NY, USA

September 25, 2015 - Corniche Ain El Mreisseh, Beirut, Lebanon

September 30, 2014 - Union Square Park, New York, NY, USA

September 20, 2012 - Washington Square Park, New York, NY, USA

October 15, 2011 - Solidaire Central District, Beirut, Lebanon

September 21, 2011 - Flatiron, New York, NY, USA

September 19, 2011 - Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, New York, NY, USA

September 15, 2011 - Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 14, 2010 - Solidaire Central District, Beirut, Lebanon

September 21, 2010 - Denmark

September 21, 2010 - Beirut, Lebanon

September 21, 2010 - Union Square Park, New York, NY, USA