NATIONAL JUST ONE HUMAN FAMILY DAY
National Just One Human Family Day on September 12th encourages us to reflect on the human race as a single family who share just one planet.
In 2001, the world’s population – the Earth’s family – stood at over 6.2 billion. By 2020, it had grown to 7.8 billion. That’s a lot of family sharing one planet. Just One Human Family Day reminds us that, as a human race, we have a responsibility to each other. While we all come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, believe differently, we are all human beings. Our experiences may vary. Even our abilities and weaknesses differ. Another sure thing we share is that we all live on just one planet. Earth. Our brothers, sisters, and neighbors are all part of the human family.
Just One Human Family Day strives for 7.8 billion human family members (and growing) to live in harmony on the one planet we have. How do we do that? One way is by singing the song “We Share Just One Planet” by Sarah Stevens and Catherine Marchese.
HOW TO OBSERVE #JustOneHumanFamilyDay
Just One human Family Day aims for harmony around the world. It’s a huge undertaking, one that requires effort from every one of us. It’s hard enough getting the members of your own household to do the things you ask. Imagine getting the entire world’s population to do it. Just One Human Family Day is the day to do it.
- Organize your classrooms
- Invite school and church choirs
- Schedule an online sing-a-long
- Host a karaoke group session
- Create a fundraiser for your organization
- Arrange a corporate harmony day for your business
Download the music and lyrics to share with your choirs and organizations. Get ready to sing loudly as One Human Family. Record your performance and share it on social media. Use #JustOneHumanFamily to share your recording and the inspiring story, too. To learn more, visit www.justonehumanfamilyday.com.
NATIONAL JUST ONE HUMAN FAMILY DAY HISTORY
In 2021, Shad Finney founded Just One Human Family Day to unite the world in harmony. He was inspired to start the National Day after witnessing a vocal group perform the song “We Share Just One Planet” written by Sarah Stevens and Catherine Marchese. They wrote the song following the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Finney, a Colorado children’s author, set out in 1991 walking across the country promoting children’s programs. He began his journey with no money in his pocket and relied on the kindness of others – human kindness to help him in his mission. During the course of the walk, Finney advocated for the World Summit for Children and helped establish the Family Preservation Act with the Child Welfare League of America.
Finney hopes by establishing Just One Human Family Day “to celebrate and contemplate the image of Humanity as One Human Family. If a dream was a place between reality and fiction, and the never-ending story of love could exist, then a dream is where I shall dwell with anticipation of an accomplice to its story. As history repeats itself, so does the triumphal song of a healing love that conquers all. In reflection of the tragedy of 9/11 and all who have been affected, may a seed of healing love that conquers all grow with all of you.”
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