The Carter Center issues a call for submissions of art works from young people to illustrate the futility of violence and how peaceful solutions are a better investment than “the machinery of violence”. The winning submissions will be presented at Peace Day Celebration from 7-9 pm on September 21st at The Carter Center. Read the call in French or Spanish.
Young people are encouraged to use spoken word, essay, music, info-graphics, dance, and poetry to answer the question:
Youth in the United States: “How would you spend a fraction of the trillion dollars now being considered to build a new generation of nuclear weapons?”
Young people abroad should examine what investments in peace are relevant in their context.
Investments for Peace can include:
- Advancing human rights
- Nuclear Disarmament
- Women’s rights, including leadership
- Quality Education
- Violence prevention
- Criminal Justice reform
- Environmental protection
- Think of your own investment for peace!
Email a video in performance style (can also send a document if not able to record a video) and selected videos/pieces will be shown on International Day of Peace, September 21st, during a presentation at The Carter Center. For Atlanta area contestants, winning submissions will be invited to perform at The Carter Center.
Deadline is September 12th. Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read President Carter’s Full Forum Speech
See example (for ideal format and video quality) A Girl is Born by Amira Zakariah
Read the “A Call for Peace, Dignity, and Justice” from June 2016 Human Rights Defenders Forum
“We are at a turning point in history. We can choose either policies of peace and human rights or we can continue our moves toward warfare and human suffering.” – President Jimmy Carter