Peace Week and Day Without Hate will be transitioning to an online format!
Peace Week (April 20-24th) culminates with Day Without Hate on Friday, April 24th. Stay tuned for a series of videos and activities for Peace Week, and a Day Without Hate virtual live event on April 24th. Details TBD. Visit our website to stay up-to-date on plans and events.

Day Without Hate T-Shirt Update:
Don't forget to place your school's order TODAY if you have not done so already. Our t-shirt vendor screened thousands of shirts before the virus hit and schools closed; we want to make sure we support this small business in these difficult times. The t-shirt vendor will be sending out a pick-up schedule on Monday, along with plans for an outdoors, contact-less system. If any students and/or parents would like to place a personal order online, they may do so starting this Tuesday, April 7th.

Day Without Hate is still being held Friday, April 24th, even though we will not be at school. The DWOH District Committee, the group of high school kids who have been working all year to plan this, is setting up a virtual DWOH (or #DWOHathome as some of them are calling it) with videos and social media challenges for Peace Week of April 20th-24th. Then they will be releasing a live YouTube event on Friday for people to participate in. They are asking that everyone wears their DWOH shirts and posts pictures of them on Friday, April 24th. If you do not have this year's shirt by Friday, April 24th due to remote learning, then they are asking you to wear a DWOH shirt from a previous year, show your creativity in making a homemade DWOH shirt, or simply wear white to honor the day. Then, we may have the chance to pick a day once we are back at school (in May, August, September, or whenever) where we ask the whole district to wear their DWOH shirts to school to honor Day Without Hate. Thank you for all of your support and we will update things as soon as we can!

May 2019: We are currently updating our contact list for school T-Shirt sales. Schools, please contact Keary Sullivan to ensure your information is up to date:

School name, best contact person (or people) for t-shirts sales information, email address(es)

Day Without Hate is a student led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools. After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, students at Standley Lake High School asked their classmates to wear white in order to show a commitment and trust in each other to make their school a safer place. The day was an overwhelming success.

Since then, students across Colorado and the nation have taken this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that we will not tolerate violence or hate, and we will reach out to friends and acquaintances and say, "We're all in this together." This year, we're hoping you can create a Day without Hate in your school.

In the above video, students at Dakota Ridge High School describe their reasons for celebrating Day Without Hate. This video features several clips of the 2017 celebration and rally, and ends with a challenge to the students from the presenters: "What are you going to do to change the world?" Read the full story here.

PeaceJam Global Call to Action Winner

In 2013, PeaceJam, an international non-profit that connects Nobel Peace Laureates with students, named Day Without Hate their Global Call to Action award winner. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams visited with students to congratulate them on their efforts to promote nonviolence.