- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Im searching for people to organize a TEDx in NYC and in cities worldwide focusing on peace and attaining a permanent cease fire on 9/21/12.
I really love all of the Ted Talks. I would love to be a part of organizing a TEDx in NYC to promote a permanent global peace and cease fire and also inspiring their organization in cities, towns and villages around the world yearly on the International Global Peace One Day 9/21.
It would be great to have them filmed and simulcasted and uploaded on to the web for everyone's benefit. It is quite a project to put it together but with a group of dedicated volunteers we could do it.
I would like to discuss ways which peoples can bridge the gap and lessen the tensions in this world to become more friendly with each other. How can we get to the point where we have a Global Cease Fire called for by all nations in the UN and carried out permanently?
We have to realize the ecological impact war is having on the Earth and on all of us. What are we really fighting for and how in the world can we stop? In the end it is not worth it. Millions of people have needlessly died in war over the course of human history. How can we change our behavior in the future so we can go peaceful, green and cooperative in the future? If we can not imagine how to get to a permanent global cease fire how can we hope to achieve it?
How can we better utilize international institutions, courts, arbiters, mediators, criminal justice systems for peace rather than war? How can we use sport, culture, fun, dance, films, international fairs, foreign exchange to promote peace on our small pale blue dot?
We would have to be careful that our talks are all general in nature in order to promote peaceful ideas that all people and leaders can embrace. We want to create a peaceful future rather than pointing a finger, blaming anyone and alienating others. Thus no mentioning of specific religions, races, cultures, parties, ethnicity, countries or leaders by name should be part of any of the speeches.
We have to end the long lasting human family feud before we destroy ourselves & the Earth.