The United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 36/67 in 1981, declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001 it declared September 21 of each year the official date for international celebration and observation.
Threading Hope has donated a quilt to promote and celebrate the International Day of Peace. We have given this to the ISDA project in Ajo, AZ a small community that located about 40 miles from the Mexican border and next door to the Tohono O’Odham Nation.
“It’s not political and religious motivations that drive the focus of the International Day of Peace celebration. Rather, it’s the idea of community as Ajo chooses to bring its three cultures – Hispanic, Tohono O’odham and Anglo - together in a fun, celebratory way that highlights respect for individuals, families, the community, the environment and the world at large.” –ISDA
It was used as the second lead in the parade coming right after the 1,000 peace doves donated by Japan. We are honored to be a part of this celebration and hope that this token brings hope and resonates peace each year it is displayed.