The Meaning of Peace: Youth Rally Against Violence

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Students and Peace Team members from several Perspectives Charter School campuses in Chicago attended the World Peace Day rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 23, 2016. Motivated by the school’s A Disciplined Life Educational Curriculum, students formed peace teams to respond to violence in their neighborhoods. They passed out origami peace cranes after learning about Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki, who folded cranes while hospitalized for radiation exposure.
In the past 18 months, the Perspectives community has lost 13 current and former students to gun violence. Perspectives Peace Teams are planning a Peace Summit for March and their fourth annual Peace March on June 2.