ATATÜRK: BARIŞ VE KALKINMA İÇİN DÜNYA BİLİM GÜNÜ

Atatürk üzerine Onur Konuğu: 
Büyükelçi ERTUĞRUL APAKAN,
Türkiye’nin Birleşmiş Milletlere Daimi Temsilcisi (2009-2012)
Konuşma Notları

Atatürk’ün en büyük eserim dediği Cumhuriyetin kuruluşu, uzun soluklu bir varoluş ve kurtuluş mücadelesi sonunda gerçekleşmiştir.
Milli mücadele ve Cumhuriyetin kuruluşu ayrılmaz bir bütündür.
Dünya tarihinde, Birinci Dünya Savaşı önemli bir kırılma noktasıydı. 19. yüzyılın sonlanması ile birlikte dünya, bunalımlı ve kaotik bir döneme girmişti. Toplumlar savaşın neden olduğu derin yaraları sarmakla meşguldü. O sırada ülkemiz için on yılı aşkın zor ve sancılı savaş yılları başlamıştı.

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J.U.C. MEDIA, RESEARCH AND WRITING AWARDS, and potential SCHOLARSHIP Project INTRODUCED in NYC.

Endangered“(2008) by J.U.C. and Frank Ali was screened.
“Definition of the Awards: each category, $500 will be awarded for the winner of the 1st Place. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a trophy, plaque or certificate as well as recognition as a contributing author to a book which will be the culmination of all submissions in that given year to be printed within 2 years following the date of the Award Ceremony.”
In a nutshell, the J.U.C. M-R-W-A will be offered in 3 main categories:
1. Media 2. Research 3. Writings
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Event: DEVOTING IN LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY THROUGH TURKISH (Updated.)

INVITATION| Updated: You are cordially invited to the following event:
In commemoration of the International Mother Language Day 2020 (21 February)
Bright Future Project, NY Ataturk School & Short Presentations
Updated INVITATION (Bilingual), New York City.
DATE: ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 
TIME: 12:30PM – 3:30PM | [Light] LUNCH: 12:30 – 1:20PM.
PROGRAM: 1:30 – 3:30PM
VENUE: The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
ADRESS: 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022 (3rd Avenue on 52nd Street)
LANGUAGE: Bilingual – English & Turkish
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Introduction & Definition: J.U.C. MEDIA, RESEARCH AND WRITING, and potential SCHOLARSHIP

“Even though my hopes for his physical existence, intellect, and potential faded out, I am holding on to the hope he gave me at the age of 7.
I am still inspired by him, through his words, both written in paper and in my mind, that from this point on, I will NOT only focus on him, and/or on keeping my hope and love alive for my older son and grand-children, but also on expanding that hope and love from the borders of my immediate family to underprivileged children, kids and youth, to a global family.
#JUCAwards #JUCMRWA
Organization: The Light Millennium, Inc. A Charitable
Global Human Advancement Organization – Status# 501-c-3 – New York, 2001
Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications

J.U.C. M-R-W-A CONCEPT, DEFINITION, TIMELINE, GUIDELINE, and on potential SCHOLARSHIP (booklet in pdf format.)

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J.U.C. M-R-W-A Story

by J.U.C.’s last-design, 12/2019.
Pdf
In Loving Memory of J.U.C
HOW THE IDEA OF “J.U.C. MEDIA, RESEARCH & WRITING AWARDS” (“J.U.C. M-R-W-A”) TOOK PLACE IN HIS MEMORIAL CARD ON DEC. 30, 2019
While I was going through the past, present, and future times with my son, looking from the window at the pitch-dark sky with bright stars, I thought of doing something constructive, which could also help me hold on…
This led me thinking to compile his ideas in a book project and introduce an award program in his name, with a specific target for school-students and youth…

 By Bircan ÜNVER, Lightmillennium.Org & TurkishLibrary.Us

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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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Report: UNSCR 1325 on PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM

On Thursday April 11, The Light Millennium led and hosted a UN related side event under the theme of Peace, Women, Security & Secularism (PWSS) in reflection of the 19th Anniversary of the Unite Nations Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Along with the UNSCR #1325 & Secularism main concept, the event presented in support of and in conjunction with the SDGs 5, 16 and 17.
Report on the UNSCR 1325 On PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM Event
by: Jonathon CUMMINGS,
Partnership Manager, World Human Accountability Organization & in collaboration with Bircan Ünver, The Light Millennium

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I TOO NOW STATE THAT I AM A FEMINIST WITH THE HOPE THAT MANY OTHERS WILL ALSO FOLLOW

CONFERENCE ON
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
in support of SDGs #5, #16 and #17
by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications
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LAICISM IS TO TREAT ALL BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS EQUALLY, AND LEAVE RELIGION IN THE PRIVATE DOMAIN

Raising children with required values and as useful members of the society requires high qualities. Therefore, women, being the nation’s mothers, need to be more enlightened and progressive than men.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

Presented by Mirat YAVALAR, Co-Founder & Treasurer,
ATATÜRK SOCIETY OF AMERICA
(UN – DGC – CSO)
at conference PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM


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VIOLENCE IS ENCOURAGED, PROTECTED AND EVEN NOURISHED UNDER THE SACRED MEANS OF RELIGION

I am honored to be here as a contemporary author of modern Turkey where great leader Atatürk introduced secularism, ninty one years ago.

I feel so lucky to have grown up in Atatürk’s Turkey,  and also in a family where girls, for generations, had been raised as praised individuals with rights to study, to choose their way of life,  to choose their husbands with whom they stood beside with love all the way. Those women were strong and brave and they set a great example for me.
Presented by
Nermin BEZMEN
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WHERE WE STAND ON AS A TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S!

Excellencies, Mr. Faircloth, Colleagues, and Friends,
I am Sermin Özçilingir, President of the Turkish Women’s League of America (TWLA).
We are very excited to be a part of as one of the co-sponsors of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY AND SECULARISM” program.  
In my speech, I would like to relate our organization’s mission and programs with SDG-5 and SDG-16 in connection with the secular education and democratic societies and institutions.
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EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION

In commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Good Afternoon,
I am, Dr. Aysegul Durakoglu, honored to be a part of the Light Millennium’s Program on the Peace, Women, Security and Secularism to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution.  As an educator in higher education and an active musician, I would like to focus on education to empowering women to conquer their struggles in finding opportunity for an equal education;
and, to touch upon the issues of gender equality in the music industry.
Presented by Ayşegül DURAKOĞLU, PhD, Pianist and Professor of Music,
Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Invitation: PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – April 11

Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17

Invitation (pdf) | as an image

Draft Concept Note
http://lightmillennium.org/events/2019/april-11-conceptnote-1325-and-secularism.pdf

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AN INVITATION TO TURKISH HERITAGE SPEAKERS

Do you speak TURKISH with your parents?
[TurkishLibrary.Us] For our international linguistic study, we are looking for English/Turkish bilinguals who . . . 
⎫ Are 14-18 or 23-36 years old
⎫ Were born in the U.S. or raised here since the age of 2
⎫ Can read and write in Turkish and English
⎫ Live in NYC/NJ
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BECOMING BILINGUAL

Photo©Lightmillennium

Part II of II– Interview | Part I
A. Becoming Bilingual

1. What was your motive to learn another language?

In early 1970’s in Turkey, learning another language was not a part of the public school system, in particular, in the elementary school and during the first five-year years. However, after elementary school, starting in the middle school, public school system offered one-foreign language option and once-a-week as 40 min. within the following three: English, French and German

I had chosen English. On the other hand, I realized that once-a-week and total 40 min. based on the memorizing vocabulary and reading The Smith Family story alone was not enough.

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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.