Take Action! Inspire Change
Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.
For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
How the Day came about
In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.
VOLUNTEERING IN MANHATTAN
Central Park Conservancy's Pitch In, Pick Up
Looking for ways to lend a hand on Nelson Mandela International Day?
With 843 acres and 40 million visitors, there's a lot that goes into maintaining New York City's "backyard." Every stray napkin and forgotten water bottle adds up. Central Park Conservancy needs your help, whether you have an hour or an afternoon, to pitch in and pick up. Spend meaningful time lending a hand in your community by helping Central Park Conservancy's staff in keeping the Park clean and green. For information please go to http://www.centralparknyc.org/…/volun…/pitch-in-pick-up.html
20 July 2015
WEEK LONG EVENTS: BROOKLYN
Reclaiming Our Culture, Environment & Heritage
18 - 24 July 2015
Boys & Girls High School Campus
1700 Fulton Street
Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
18 July 2015
Happy Birthday Madiba Ceremony
South African Freedom Dance Class
Film: School Daze
21 July 2015
Drum Class with Gene Osborne
22 July 2015
Learn to sing: South African National Anthem
Film: Sarafina & Youth Panel
23 July 2015
|Madiba Café: Poetry Slam
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
24 July 2015
|Nelson Mandela International Day of Service
Community Fair, Sports Activities, Art Projects, Closing Ceremony & Special Performances
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