Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Forty nine years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" Speech to the nation, much of the dream has come to fruition. Unfortunately, there are still persistent weed seeds of hate that remain embedded in the collective consciousness, hindering success as individuals and as a society. Just as weeds compete for nutrients and water that cultivated garden plants require, the inner weed seeds, the germs of hate, prevent children from experiencing the deepest root-connections to nature. With the right intention, removing weeds from yards and gardens can serve as a paradigm for eradicating the inner bullying instincts that many children harbor and too often suppress. Freed from all of this negativity, spirits will bloom, enabling children everywhere to sow the seeds of peace.
Marc Daniels of the “Weed Out Hate” Initiative, Shoshanah Yehudah of the Southwest Organizing Project, Rabbi Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom BZEH Congregation, and Marquette School Principal Angel Turner, parents and students will root out symbolic weeds of hatred together and usher in an anti-violent school year. Chicago Public School President Jean Claude Brizard has been invited to speak at this event.
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Date: August 28th, 2012
Place: Marquette School (6550 S Richmond Street, Chicago, IL 60629)
http://www.WeedOutHate.org will donate anti-bullying themed Sunflower Peace Seeds to the students for the Spring 2013 peace planting.