This morning at Chain Reaction 2008, I had the awesome opportunity to interview Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day.  I first came into contact with the organization four years ago when I saw the film Peace One Day chronicling Jeremy’s journey getting an annual day dedicated to peace supported by the world via a UN declaration.  Jeremy has had quite a journey the last ten years and spoke this morning to open the conference, filling the room with stories and pictures about real change.

You can see the video (recorded on a Flip camera) from YouTube:

Check out Peace One Day to commit to celebrating peace every year on Sept 21st!

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Interview with Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day
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  • I had the misfortune to interview this fool. He is a celebrity seeking free travel and fame and knows nothing about human rights or peace. I’m sorry but I cannot agree with this “awesome” opportunity to meet such a thoroughly horrible man

    • Hi Emma-

      Thanks for sharing your opinion here! Do you have a link to the interview/story you reference that you could post here?

      I think that Peace One Day is not unlike many other organizations with a social impact goal started by an individual – the organization and the individual need to be separated both in character and in mission: a personal mission, however grand or inspiring, is inherently not one for others to contribute to. Peace One Day is, I believe, as an organization trying to be something that many people can contribute to from around the world and from various perspectives; and as such it needs to be (perhaps more) separated from the founder and original driver.

      Thanks again for your offering your experience!

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