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BCPS Celebrates Eighth Annual Choose Peace Week/Stop Violence Week 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” September 18 – 29
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week with an extended celebration following Hurricane Irma, September 18 – 29, 2017. This year’s theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” aims to spread messages of peace, create environments that are free from bullying and violence, and promote tolerance and positive change. The District is proud to partner with the United Way of Broward County, Children’s Services Council and Starbucks Corporation.
Participating schools get a chance to win a Peace Pole, which serves as a visual reminder of the importance of peace within a community. The pole also reminds students to speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony throughout the school year.
Following are a few of the many activities taking place across the District:  
  •  Choose Peace Across Broward Day, students and staff are encouraged to wear white on Wednesday, September 20, to promote a safe, peaceful and non-violent community.
  • Starbucks Coffee Cup Peace Sleeves, a project in collaboration with Starbucks Corporation, BCPS students decorated thousands of coffee cup sleeves with peace symbols, slogans and messages as part of the “Community Kindness Challenge.” Starbucks will hand out the sleeves to customers during Peace Week.
  • Chalk4Peace, allows students to express messages of inspiration and visions for peace using sidewalk chalk art (approximately 180 schools participating).
  • Imagine Peace Wish Tree, is decorated with messages of peace from students and school staff members (approximately 66 schools participating).
  • Choose Peace Poster Contest,” an annual contest allowing young illustrators and graphic designers to express their visions of peace.www.choosepeacestopviolence.org.
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