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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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE

Keynote Speech by Professor Victor Lawrence on the 150th Birthday celebration of Mohandas Gandhi in New York City on October 1st 2019 during the 74th Session of the United Nations.
“ICT is having a profound impact on the way we live, work, learn and entertain our selves. It is helping all parts of our communities and improving all sectors of the world economy. It is changing the world.”
– Professor Victor Lawrence

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CUMHURİYETE DOĞRU (TOWARDS REPUBLIC) Celebrated in NYC

A summary on The Light Millennium’s “Milli Mücadele/Cumhuriyete Doğru” October 29th Celebration event:
On October 29
th, 2019, The Light Millennium, joined by the American-Turkish Women’s Association and the American Association of Ataturkist Thought and Patriotism, celebrated the 96th anniversary of the Turkish Republic with its “Milli Mücadele / Cumhuriyete Doğru” event at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Committee in New York City.
Event Summary by Irem UNAL, Youth, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

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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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MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE SCULPTOR

British Prime Minister David Cameron unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in London. Photo: ©British Crown copyright/Arron Hoare.
– A personal view by Harvey TORDOFF
“Bearing in mind he was a thorn in the flesh of the British Government during most of his life it says a great deal about his legacy that he has been honoured in sight of Parliament and says a lot about Britain that they should place his sculpture where it is.”
– Philip Jackson, Sculptor
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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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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 PROTECT INDEPENDENT SCIENCE AND ENSURE OUR INNOVATIONS ARE IN TUNE WITH OUR HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS? A Necessity for Free and Healthy Communities

“A free and unbiased science is essential for resilient and sustainable cities.  Otherwise, business plans will become entrenched in untested technologies, which it will become too difficult and unwieldy to back away from.  We will have become a highly inflexible and un-resilient, and secretive, society.”

Written & Presented by JULIE MARDIN, Researcher-Author, Digital Artist and Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications (New York).
WORKSHOP: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
Organized & Presented by The Light Millennium
as part of
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference 
BUILDING INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

26 – 28 August 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

For the full text of this paper (Pdf), please click on here >
NOTES – References | GLOSSARY

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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.