Monday, 16 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 195: 21 September 2013

"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; 100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace

This Saturday co-incides with the International Day of Peace and more specifically to Peace Education; this is too good an opportunity to miss. It is often said that we learn so much from Sepia Saturday, both as participants and visitors to each other's blogs, so now is our chance to embrace the theme and do our bit for this important day observed throughout the world. The splendid photo above comes from the archive of the Library of Congress and features  the American delegates to the International Congress of Women, held in the Hague in 1915. One of the delegates, Jane Addams, was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Activities around the world this year will include; ceremonies, prayers, choirs, tree-planting, art exhibitions, lighting candles and peace walks. Your response could be one of these from the past, historical or personal, or you may like to go with the Nobel Peace Prize or Peace Education. As the box on the top right of this page reminds us, it can be fact, fiction, poetry or prose. I'm very much looking forward to your contributions. When you've posted your blog, somewhere around September 21, don't forget to add the link to your actual post (by clicking on its title within the post and then copying the URL which this generates) to Mr Linky, and then leave a comment below. Please link back to this Sepia Saturday page, and there is a mini-banner to add too if you choose. 

Try to by visit as many other contributors as you can and please make an effort to leave a comment, however small, as a sign of appreciation; we Sepians thrive on comments, and being a friendly group we will try to return the favour.


Don't forget that there is a Sepia Saturday Facebook group too where we often post extras and afterthoughts. We help one another out with technical issues and generally have fun. 

Now, before you go off on your peace march take a quick look at the upcoming posts, so that you can keep them in mind whilst sorting through the albums. Enjoy your week.


Marilyn
(Little Nell)


196. This 1935 Insurance ad has plenty of possibilities to theme; the large bed, small boy, quilt, doctor's bag, toys. Take your pick.

197 : We have all taken photos that are, shall we say, less than perfect. We celebrate these in SS 197 : the pointless photos, the blurred photos, the photos that would have been better left unprinted. But sometimes they tell a powerful story all on their own.


24 comments:

Little Nell said...

I thought I'd better start the ball rolling. Peace be with you!

ScotSue said...

A sentimental posting on how my Dad's war ended.

Jo Featherston said...

Hope you enjoy this tribute to my Aunty Pat.

Hazel Ceej said...

I'm with the quote; they always drum that into teachers' heads. Peace to all!

Hazel

tony said...

Give Peace A Chance !

Boobook said...

The calm that follows the storm.

Anne Young said...

A follow up to my recent post on my cousin, Vida Goldstein, a noted suffragette and pacifist.

Wendy said...

A peaceful demonstration ~

Deb Gould said...

Ahhhh...peace. When will we ever learn? Sorry about format this week; am having trouble with Chrome...

Postcardy said...

Some artwork for Peace and Justice.

Alan Burnett said...

A quote from Hazel sent me back 45 years to rediscover some photos I took on the Great 1968 Vietnam demo.

ScotSue said...

Poems, prayers and choirs had never occurred to me until I read this week's Sepia Saturday posting prompt. This lovely Gaelic Blessing immediately came to mind ad I had to make this second contribution on such a thoughtful theme.

Dakota Boo said...

Not Sepia, but definitely on the "peace" theme.

Mike Brubaker said...

I've got the ladies, and I think they undoubtedly would have stood for peace, too. They might play a song too.

Kristin said...

A plea for peace in 1948, a USA senate report and a song by Victor Jara.

Doug Peabody said...

You might have had me baffled on this prompt, but politics is politics. Perhaps it can be found in a courthouse?

Alex Daw said...

I do go on a bit this week...sorry...bit excited and so much to research....

Sean Bentley said...

A perfect opportunity for another brief peek into my great-grandfather's diary!

boundforoz said...

Celebrating peace with a procession.

irisheyes jennifer said...

Thank you for the inspiration. My post considers the losses of war as an imperative for peace. Peace be with you!

Cheers,
Jennifer

Sharon said...

There were so many ways I could have gone this week but decided to do some research on three certificates from different sides of the family from the Independent Order of Rechabites

whowerethey said...

I'm late this morning but I found a great photo from a labor union rally.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Better late[r] then never!!
Peace!!
:)~
HUGZ

Jackie said...

Mine is a group of men rather than ladies!
Sorry so late ......
Jackie (scrapbangwallop)