Charleston Peace One Day is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to bring intercultural cooperation and non-violence to South Carolina through educational and community events. Inspired by the Peace One Day Documentary film about action happening all over the world on the International Day of Peace, the organization launched out of a Sociology Class at the College of Charleston taught by founder Reba Parker.
Since then, the organization has held 4 city-wide festivals hosting education, entertainment, and promoting non-profit organizations and people acting to decrease violence, promote intercultural cooperation, and humanitarian action in our community. Because of the success of the Festival, CP1D now works with the College of Charleston to develop curriculum for 6 Sociology of Peace classes a year that teach college students to apply peace studies to tangible life saving activity in our community.
CP1D has also been successful in launching programs such as the Make A Commitment Campaign: A call to action art show utilizing 10 key community leaders that inspired over 200 commitments to tangible action in our community.
CP1D is now working with The Joshua Group, in the Charleston Farms neighborhood of North Charleston, to provide and establish a ethical conflict resolution curriculum for youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system. Inspired by ONE day of action, CP1D now has programming working with all sectors of society year-round to inspire people to work toward a better community.
Our Peace Happens Campaign will annually highlight the International Day of Peace, September 21st, with week long actions that reach state-wide. What will you do for peace day?