PATHWAYS TO A MORE PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

I pledge to be a global citizen and help bring PEACE for one and all:
By treating all children with love, hope, and kindness;
By respecting and helping others every day; and
By thinking about how I can work with others to bring positive change in my home, neighborhood, workplace, community, and the world at large with help from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium https://ecdpeace.org/.”
by James LECKMAN, MD, PhD
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FRIENDLY HEADS-UP: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The Light Millennium organization being always on the lookout for the future well-being of humanity for current actions, once again shed light-pun intended- on some of the good intentions of the bold United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) that were discussed at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference that was held in Salt Lake City  during 26-28 August 2019. 
Report by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

• RUN-DOWN and Welcoming • PHOTO Album of the Workshop | • BOOKLET with Bios (Abstract included) | • FLYER • MEDIA Release (Updated on August 19, 2019) | • Photo Album

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GANDHI’S NOTION OF PEACE

Anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi                          
October 1, 2019                   
The Light Millennium
Written and Presented by:
Abdelkader Abbadi, Ph. D
The world is celebrating the International Year of peace and the 150th anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi.
Every year on September 21, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony. 
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INVITE: “IN A GENTLE WAY, YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD” MAHATMA GANDHI ~ THE MAN OF MILLENNIUM

“In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World” was deliberately chosen as a sub-title. It refers to his historical backdrop along with Gandhi’s belief in humanity at large, which applies even very much in present and future times to achieve global sustainable culture of peace in a “Gentle Way” yet “can shake the world” and change in a positive direction.  150 years have passed since his birth and 61 years since his assassination, yet world’s conditions, conflicts and wars are much harsher and tragic now than Gandhi’s lifetime or 20th century at large. Gandhi believed in inner peace, global peace and unity for all.

From the Concept Note | Pdf

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Bugün LMTV’nin “ŞİİRLERİYLE NEW YORK’TA ATTİLA İLHAN” PROGRAMI QPTV’de YAYINLANIYOR…

ACİL MEDYA BÜLTENİ  | Pdf
Şiirleriyle New York’ta Attila İlhan ” adıyla 1 Mart 2019 tarihinde, Dünya Şiir Günü çerçevesinde, The Light Millennium organizasyonunda sunmuş olduğumuz etkinliğe gösterilmiş olan yoğun ilginin sonucu, “The Light Millennium Television- LMTV”, aynı içerik ve başlıkta LMTV için bir stüdyo çekimini de 22 Mart 2019 tarihinde gerçekleştirmişti.
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“THE PEOPLE WHO ESTABLISHED THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY ARE THE TURKISH PEOPLE”

“The people who established the Republic of Turkey are the Turkish people.” In this description Turkish does not contain any reference to an ethnicity but references a group of people (free from any ethnicity or religion) who had fought and worked together to establish the Republic of Turkey. “
[Interview 2 of 2 ] TurkishLibrary.Us proudly presents an exclusive interview with the President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), GÖKHAN ÖZALP on the ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration 

along with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Turkish War of Independence and Turkish Revolution through a long-day Conference in Arlington, DC on October 5, 2019.
In the second part of this interview, with Mr. Özalp, we’ve focused on the founding principles of ATAA, changing demography of Turkish community in the US, along with on the challenges and towards its new direction.
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ATAA PRESIDENT GÖKHAN ÖZALP: “NOW THE CHILDREN AND THE SECOND GENERATION OF THIS THIRD WAVE IS OUR TARGET.”


TurkishLibrary.Us proudly presents an exclusive interview with the President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), GÖKHAN ÖZALP on the ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration along with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Turkish War of Independence and Turkish Revolution through a long-day Conference in Arlington, DC on October 5, 2019.
This interview mainly looks through internally the ATAA’s 40 years’ background as the largest Turkish-American Organization in the U.S. It brings in Mr. Ozalp’s his own personnel involvement story with the ATAA along with it reveals ATAA’s current and near-future priorities and visions towards a more connected, unified, mobilized, effective and dynamic Turkish-American Community in the U.S.
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“HOW TO PREVENT THE PROLIFERATION OF HATE SPEECH WITHIN THE CONTOURS OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH…

Digital art design by Julie Mardin
“As new channels for hate speech are reaching wider audiences than ever at lightning speed, we all – the United Nations, governments, technology companies, educational institutions – need to step up our response.”
UN Secretary General António Guterres
Paper presentation by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications
Workshop titled: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
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GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology…

GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
Immediate Media Release | August 7, 2019 (updated on August 19, 2019)
www.lightmillennium.org | www.turkishlibrary.us
Workshop Date:  On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Venue: Salt Lake City Palace,  Utah
Room# 151 DEF | Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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YOUTH JOURNALISTS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS: Meet UNESCO

–– Book review by Patrick SCIARRATTA*
In the Spring 2019, the Director of the Media Education Center in Belgrade introduced me to a new ‘Handbook for Journalism Education and Training’ from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris). 
MEC Director Miomir Rajcevic introduced me to the ‘handbook’ that is in fact a full course workup, reviewing at first what has been called ‘fake news,’ but discusses the topic in much greater detail – and its title betrays its thoughts on the subject.
Journalism, Fake News, and Disinformation” is the actual title.  (Available free, at: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000265552)
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PLANET OR PLASTIC?

                

Following a field expedition in India, Heather Koldewey, co-lead of the National Geographic Society’s Plastic Work and Sara Hylton, an award-winning photographer from National Geographic explain that people are unable to make the connection between dumping plastic into rivers and the impact on ocean pollution.

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LMTV: NMSINFONIETTA, KIRMIZI BİBER, Maestro AYKAL & GÖKTEN ÜÇ ELMA DÜŞTÜ…

The Light Millennium Televizyonu – LMTV / Türkçe Sunar:

LMTV 2019 Ağustos | YAYIN AKIŞI
Yapım – Yönetim ve Sunan: Bircan Ünver
Bülten Tarihi: 5 Ağustos 2019

Ticari olmayan kamu yararına programlar…
• Dil: Ağustos ayı yayınlarımız Türkçe’dir.
Yerelden Küresele…
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LMTV July 2019: WORLD TOUR ON A BICYCLE – With DNYAN YEWATKAR

The Light Millennium Television – LMTV Presents…

JULY 2019 Schedule

Commercial FREE
Public Interest Programs…

From LOCAL to GLOBAL…

[TurkishLibrary.Us – July 7, 2019] Dnyaneshwar (Dnyan, in short) has started his huge and noble journey to spread out the message and vision of Mahatma Gandhi to the world out of India in November 2016. Along with Gandhi’s message the core message of all great personalities like – nonviolence, truth, clean & peaceful society.
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TURKISH HERITAGE DAY

[TurkishLibrary.Us]
“Turkish Heritage Day” is organized and will be presented, in collaboration with the Turkish-American civil society organizations mainly from New York, New Jersey and Long Island, in coordination with the Turkish Consulate General in New York and the Borough of Brooklyn at the Columbus Park in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.