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WE,THE WORlD Maximizing Social Change - Globally Rick Ulfik is a multi-talented man, an award winning musician and composer, a film maker and event producer, whose vision is to unite people in their efforts to better our world. His organization, We, The World, based in New York, is like a giant heart – supplying nourishment to hundreds of organizations, who share that common goal. Rick is a perpetual event creator, each one designed to attract more Rick Ulfik, founder of attention to peacebuilding efforts, and to bring awareness to the We, The World public, inviting involvement and inspiration. Working closely with most of the leaders featured in this magazine, he is very active in organizing the United Nations’ Peace Day activities, as well as dozens of other events – conferences, video conferences, publicity campaigns, concerts – always focused around promoting peace. After 9-11, We, The World launched the 11 Days of Global Unity to symbolically mark the transformative journey from fear to hope, from Sept 11th to Sept. 21st. As Peace Day grew, the 11 Days calendar did also, now hosting as many as 700 events within the 11 Days. In 2006 11 Days took on even greater significance with the 100 year Anniversary on Sept. 11th of Mahatma Gandhi’s first nonviolent action. Working with Gandhi’s grandson Arun, and the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, 11 Days of Forgiving and other Gandhian practices of Satyagraha were included. Rick’s mission is to maximize social change on a global scale. He is working to awaken a spirit of caring and involvement in the public so that millions of people begin to see themselves as part of one global interdependent community - and actively take part in creating a world that works for all! You can join Jane Goodall and thousands of others who have signed We, The World’s Global Declaration of Interdependence (facing page), or visit the 11 Days of Global Unity calendar to find an event near you. www.wetheworld.org, www.globalunitycalendar.org 30 Peace Day 2008
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