Last Sunday, on the International Day of Peace, my dearest friends and fellow Co-chairs of One Billion Acts of Peace, Dawn and Ivan (each of whom has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize), challenged me to perform or commit to performing a substantial act of peace within 7 days.
I accept your challenge, Dawn and Ivan! On 25th October 2014 (Make a Difference Day), Vivianne Harr and I will work together to launch a 30-day stand against child slavery. We aim to raise US$25,000 to benefit Free the Slaves. Watch out for our announcement.
[Update: I told a few friends and we already received a commitment of US$10,000 from an anonymous donor. Yay! Keep doing that and we will be forced to raise our donation target even before our 30-day campaign begins. Make me do it, I dare you.]
I like to dedicate this act of peace in honor of two very inspiring people I befriended recently, Vivienne Harr and Congressman John Lewis.