From the Office of the Mayor
The City of Eugene, Oregon
WHEREAS, in 1982 the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Peace be “devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among nations and peoples;" and
WHEREAS, the needs for safety, prosperity, and quality of life impel all citizens to work toward converting humanity’s noblest aspirations for peace into a practical reality for future generations; and
WHEREAS, Eugene, Oregon is known as the location for the Nobel Peace Park acknowledging each American winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; and is known for its Human Rights Commission established in 1990 to promote the value of all people and their social well- being; and is host to over 90 citizen organizations contributing to a culture of peace in the areas of food, shelter, environment, government, education, commerce, culture, science, spiritual teaching; and
WHEREAS, the diverse strategies of these multiple organizations are producing an upward spiral of knowledge, resources and collaborative actions designed to bring about a world that works for all; and
WHEREAS, the official recognition of Eugene as a City of Peace will provide inspiration, information and support for adults and youth to pursue creative approaches to solving our differences and envisioning our shared future, activities which honor the intent of the International Day of Peace;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kitty Piercy, Mayor of the City of Eugene, do hereby proclaim September 21, 2012 as
CITY OF PEACE DAY in Eugene, Oregon and urge everyone in the community to identify their personal role in building benevolent relationships in their families, community, and the world.
Kitty Piercy Mayor of the City of Eugene
September 6, 2012
Pass this on to your Mayor and ask them to also declare September 21st as a City Peace Day!