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We believe that words and actions have the power to hurt, even in online interactions. Therefore, we pledge to refrain from violent or hurtful words and actions in our online dealings for one 24-hour period, beginning 12:00 a.m. midnight EST July 12, 2014 and ending 12:00 a.m. midnight EST on July 13, 2014
In a world where casual violence has become apparently more commonplace, and where innocent online socializing can lead to bullying and attacks with no fear of retribution, we believe we possess the power, through our words and actions, to reduce the unnecessary suffering of others by consciously engaging in the practices of speaking kindly and acting generously.
As individuals we may feel powerless to limit the suffering of others, but together we have the ability to be a force for good and positivity even in this small way.
This effort is not intended to suggest that violent or harmful actions should be engaged in at any time, but rather is meant to raise awareness of the impact of conscious choices on our behaviors, and to illustrate the ways in which our conscious choices can impact others, for good or ill.
We are not powerless.We choose to be a force for good.
What: The Day of Peace is an initiative in which individuals pledge to spend one 24-hour period refraining from violent, harmful, or negative speech and actions online. Following that, there will be an invitation to discuss the action and its effects during and after.
When: July 12, 2014
Where: Intra-fandom, cross-platform, especially Tumblr, Twitter and Livejournal.
Why: To demonstrate fandom’s power for positive change, and to encourage conscious consideration of our actions.
The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness and encourage participants to consider their own actions and how they impact themselves and others.