The Truckee Tahoe Peace Project (TTPP)was founded in 2011 by a collaborative of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to promoting peace. The group advocates for peace within, peace at home and peace in the broader community. Our mission is......... “to welcome the practice of peace into our hearts, homes and our wonderful Tahoe community. By raising the awareness and focus on peace and forgiveness within ourselves, we wish to be an example for the possibility of peace in our world”
The International Peace Day movement began thirty years ago and, based on the vision of independent documentary filmmaker Jeremy Gilley the movement has gained significant momentum over the last decade. In the late 1990s Gilley documented his meetings with leaders and community members across the world to discuss an official day of peace. In 2001 all of the UN member states voted to adopt an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence to coincide with the International Day of Peace, September 21.
Today, Gilley’s UK-based organization, Peace One Day, continues to work toward eliminating global violence. His work has inspired governments, schools, businesses, nonprofits, spiritual organizations and individuals to initiate events as varied as silent marches and meditations to community art projects to arms handover ceremonies. The results have included positive changes and millions of people engaged in peace day activities. His passion and dedication has inspired us to form the TTPP.
Jeremy Gilley shows us just how one person CAN make a difference that reverberates around the world! Join us in spreading peace in the world, on a personal and global level!