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The World - Special Dates
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December 10
Every human has rights
November 27
Buy Nothing Day
Buy Nothing Day
Read your teacher's selection of information and check out suggested external links.
November 25
Stop Violence Against Women
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Also called by some, White Ribbon Day. Read your teacher's selection of information and check out suggested external links.
March 25 200 years since the abolition of Slave Trade What Is Modern Slavery? external link
This year the United Nations is commemorating the abolition of the slave trade. But as the new BBC series Slavery Today external link uncovers, slavery continues in different forms in almost every country in the world. Click on the links on your left, scroll down, and you'll find an audio to listen to.
March 8
International Women's Day
International Women's Day
March 8 - International Women's Day - Info from the United Nations and a TV program for 2006 March 8 especially informative of our times: Amy Goodman interviews Vanessa Redgrave on a play on Rachel Corrie. Then Amy Goodman gives an overview of the situation of women in the world and explains the history or herstory of March 8. Then interviews Margaret Busby, the editor of Daughters of Africa. (I've got the book in case anyone's interested) More: The Vagina Monologues: intro page + comprehension activities page + scripts page
February 12 Red Hand Day Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
June 20
World Refugee Day
20 million uprooted people worldwide. Basic facts.
Check out the UN website and listen to Angelina Jolie
December 8
Strawberry Fields and visit the NY Memorial in Central Park...
Read about John Lennon's Strawberry Fields and visit the NY Memorial in Central Park...
November 1
moon Halloween

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October

Global Call to Action Against Poverty external link Make Poverty History external link Action external link 23.5 million people stand up against poverty in the world in 2006. Guinness external link say "largest single coordinated movement of people in the history of the Guiness World Record"
Pobreza Cero
external link 100.000 personas en Madrid Oct 26 por la erradicación de la pobreza worddoc (1 page)
Pobreza Cero

September 26
European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages
Check out the page the Council of Europe devotes to this: About the day