On September 21st was the international day of peace and non-violence. Thanks to the pre-planning of our former EVSers, Andi and Tobi, we had the opportunity to organize a big event in Oslo. After meetings in the end of August, we decided to have an event in the city center of Oslo, Youngstorget, together with our partner organization AFS. Since there were so many things going on this weekend, e.g. the Oslo Marathon, we had a great opportunity to reach a lot of people in the city.
Together with the members of the Divers group and AFS we put up walls and info-stands in the city center and gave people information / flyers about Peace Day, CISV and AFS. People were also invited to write on big posters and answer this year's theme for Peace Day: "Who will you make peace with?" - the result was a beautiful wall with various answers to this quite difficult question. We distributed about 400 flyers and a lot more people saw the posters and walls while passing by.
All in all it was a great, sunny day with a great cause and initiative. We hope that next year will also be a great year for peace day!
Diana & Bine