Category Archives: Peace Images

J-DEF Peace Project in Chicago

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a post by Sandy Murray

image imageStayed in the remarkable Pilsen neighbourhood in Chicago’s Lower West Side. The people of Pilsen have transformed their community with huge and dynamic mural installations. This J-DEF Peace Project 3-part mosaic mural was created by Chicago teens to honour Jeff Moldonado Jr., an innocent victim of gang violence. Jeff, also known as hip hop artist J-Def, tragically lost his life at 19 years of age. He sought to bring peace to his neighbourhood through his music. Check out the J-Def Peace Project website at http://thejdefpeaceproject.weebly.com  and The J-DEF Peace Project Facebook page. A very powerful way to inspire us (children and adults alike) to nurture peace in our neighbourhoods!

 

Peace Park

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Peace Park in Whistler, B.C. is a beautiful showcase for student art focused on creating a world filled with beauty and peace.  It is located on the walk from the Lower Village towards the Upper Village, just before the covered bridge.  Student created tiles have been painted and mounted in the little park with seating areas overlooking the river, mountains and trees.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if all communities had beautiful spaces like this to focus their attention creating peaceful contexts.

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