When Dr. Patricia Dean shared information about the Peace Pole Project with her early childhood social studies class at Salisbury University, the students decided their campus should have a Peace Pole. The spring 2012 class raised money for the Peace Pole and the Peace Study Center matched the funds so that now there are two Peace Poles at Salisbury University welcoming everyone to the campus. The languages chosen for these two poles were English, Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, sign language, Cherokee, Arabic and Spanish. Read more HERE
2012 Baltimore Book Festival
Greetings from the 2012 Baltimore Book Festival Peace Study Center tent. In September, we had three days of activities complete with local writers Kathy Kenny, and Ellie Randrup, authors of Courageous Maryland Women, and Chandra Fernando (Montessori’s Living Legend), author of Peace Begins with Me and A Little Book of Peace, talking to visitors and signing books. Participants made peace necklaces, learned about ways to teach peace, and entered a raffle to win a basket of books for their school. Congratulations to Woodholm Elementary School in Pikesville, our winning school! The Very Hungry Caterpillar from the Peace Center also made an appearance. Invite the Very Hungry Caterpillar to your school, day care, or religious organization to read and talk about the relationship between caring for the environment and peace. See you next year at the 2013 Book Festival!
In October, PSC participated in the MACRO Walk for Peace. We joined the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation & Conflict Resolution Office and other local organizations dedicated to working for peace on a 5k walk around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Congratulations to all the walkers who finished and who work for peace everyday! (Photo courtesy of MACRO).