Buy Nothing Day
Read your teacher's selection of information and check out suggested external links.
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?
This year the United Nations is commemorating the abolition of the slave trade. But as the new BBC series Slavery Today 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||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|
World Refugee Day
|20 million uprooted people worldwide. Basic facts.
Check out the UN website and listen to Angelina Jolie
|December 8||Read about John Lennon's Strawberry Fields and visit the NY Memorial in Central Park...|
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Global Call to Action Against Poverty Make Poverty History Action 23.5 million people stand up against poverty in the world in 2006. Guinness say "largest single coordinated movement of people in the history of the Guiness World Record"
European Day of Languages
|Check out the page the Council of Europe devotes to this: About the day|