Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Suggestions for Peace Day Window?

As some of you may know, September 21 is the International Day of Peace. To mark this day, we at Greenjeans want to do a special window display to keep up through the month of September helping to raise awareness about the day. Thing is, I'm not sure what to do!

To give you some background, the ultimate vision for this day is that it would be a day of armistice and cease-fire, an actual day of peace for all humanity. In the meantime, it is a day when people around the world hold vigils, concerts, teach-ins, and all sorts of other events to bring people together to connect in the spirit of understanding, love, community, and non-violence.

Ceramacist Mary Anne Davis, who is on the U.N.'s IDP committee and has taught me about the day, suggested we work with school children to make dozens and dozens of paper cranes to hang in the window as a tribute to the Cranes for Peace project. (She was going to contribute to the window, but then got a huge commission for dinnerware at a very fancy restaurant and can't take on any more commitments until it's done.) And we also will display some wonderful bowls with the names of peace activists painted inside made by NH potter Kit Cornell. But other than that, I'm not sure what else to include!

Do you have a suggestion for what a window display for peace might look like? If so, please send me a comment or email. I'd love to integrate as many ideas as possible, so brainstorm away!

Thank you so much for your input! And maybe we'll even offer a discount that day for anyone who brings in a paper crane!

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