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Celebrating an International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was originally established as September 21 in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, which in 2001, unanimously voted to designate the date as a period of dedicated non-violence and cease-fire.

For 2022, this year’s theme is to “End racism, Build peace.” Each year around the globe, this day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace and non-violence. However, achieving true peace is about much more than the laying down of arms. It requires the building of a society where all members can flourish — the creation of a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, or social status.

There is a role for all of us to play in promoting peace. And there is no better way to contribute to that peace than by helping to spread its message and fight racism.

Learn more about the International Day of Peace at the United Nations website at https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace. Meanwhile, take part in this day across social media using the hashtags of #InternationalDayofPeace, #Peace, or #WorldPeace.


Observing Wounded Knee Day

Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

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Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

With over 9 million Native Americans in the United States today, from over 500 different federally recognized tribes, and with 29 of those tribes within the state of Washington. PSESD is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) and pay tribute to the diversity, rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans in our districts. 

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