...the future depends on each of us taking nonviolence into our hearts and minds and developing new and imaginative structures which are nonviolent and life-giving for all. Some people will argue that this is too idealistic. I believe it is very realistic. I am convinced that humanity is fast evolving to this higher consciousness. For those who say it cannot be done, let us remember that humanity learned to abolish slavery. Our task now is no less than the abolition of violence and war .... We can rejoice and celebrate today because we are living in a miraculous time. Everything is changing and everything is possible.
Mairead Corrigan Maguire (b.1944) peace activist, nobel laureate (1976)*
wall wednesday continues.
10 august is the anniversary of the founding of the peace people in 1976.
*the 1976 nobel prize for peace was awarded in 1977 to mairead macguire and betty williams, cofounders of the community of peace people, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the troubles in northern ireland. a third co-founder of the organization, ciara mckeown, was not included in receiving the nobel peace prize.
today's wall is located in herman park in the detroit-shoreway neighborhood of cleveland. the second photo depicts the four peoples of the earth stories. the stories which are explained on the detail of the wall below:
pete seeger singing his friend ed mccurdy's 1950 anti-war classic last night i had the strangest dream. this video was done by someone named spadecaller - thank spadecaller!
photos: herman park cleveland august 2011