Today is DreamDay2013, The International Day for Dreamers. Dream Day2013 is an official partner of the United Nations My World Initiative and was founded last year by visionary dream activist and Columbia University lecturer, Ozioma Egwuonwu with a mission to encourage ‘people to turn their dreams into reality, and make the world a brighter, more innovative and collaborative place’.
This year’s celebration’s coincide with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech; a speech that encouraged a generation to believe in the beauty and the power of a dream.
Ms Egwuonwu states “Everything that exists today started out as an idea…a dream. Dreams are the seeds of innovation. Over the past 50 years, we have seen great advancements in technology and human development, but we have yet to fulfill on the promise of truly leveling the developmental playing field in a manner that is scalable and inspirational. DreamDay is about setting a date where the world can get better together and create the world we want for ourselves, and each other. The mission of The International Day for Dreamers is to unite the world in achievement and aspiration.”
Participants are encouraged to create their own activites and contributions. Some of last year’s unique DreamDay celebrations included a GreenDreamers Roundtable staged in NYC’s Bryant Park, an empowerment seminar on the dreams of male youth in Nigeria, DreamYoga in Australia, and a community re-invention discussion in Albany, GA.
To take participate in the DreamDay2013, participants are encouraged to register and download free resources and tools to help them make the most of the day. To learn more, visit http://www.dayfordreamers.com.
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