Now is the time to weed out Racism and Anti-Semitism at the deepest roots.
Springfield, IL (PRWEB) March 23, 2015
Marc Daniels, Campaign Manager of the Weed Out Hate Initiative, an educational grassroots campaign based in Springfield, IL, is proclaiming April 3rd, 2015 as International Weed Out Hate Day. On this day, parents and teachers are asked to utilize existing school peace and home gardens for relating lessons of social inclusion and tolerance through gardening.
Children will be asked to find partners, preferably of difference race, ethnicity and/or religion, and then grasp upon and root out weeds of hatred together. Through this action, the kids will learn how much easier it is to root out acculturated prejudices and bias when they work together. They plant sunflower peace seeds, deep in the ground where the weeds had been, back fill will potting soil, water, and fertilize. After three or four months, the blooming sunflowers will reflect their transformed spirits for planting respect in each other.
The Sunflower Peace Seeds have been tested with Springfield, IL 186 School District, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Berlin, Germany, and Waldorf Schools throughout America. In recent years the Governors of Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, as wells as Chicago, Springfield, IL and Des Moines, IA, have issued Weed Out Hate Day Proclamations in support of these school activities. The seeds are custom packed by Earl May Seed and Nursery of Shenandoah, IA.
The http://www.weedouthate.org website offers teachers a curriculum as to how best present the concept to kids at various age levels.
To help widen appeal of the concept, Marc Daniels commissioned, Dâimyo Jackson, known throughout the world, as the best living Michael Jackson Action Show performer, to write and produce songs for this educational program. His "King-Code" and "Weed Out Hate; Sow Seeds of Peace" songs were first performed at the Berlin Sankt Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church) last September as part of the official program for commemorating Dr. King's visit to East Berlin, fifty years ago. Dr. Charles Steele and Dr. Bernard Lafayette of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were among the VIPs in attendance. The CD consists of seven song tracks. According to Marc Daniels, the songs bring out the spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Michael Jackson, the King of Pop for transforming hatred into love.
In times of growing racism and anti-Semitism in the USA and around the world, the April 3rd Weed Out Hate Day cannot come a moment too soon. In support of this campaign, special Weed Out Hate radio spots have been broadcasted over the Garden Sense Radio Network, of Ft. Washington, MD, to over 35 stations, with a reach of over one million listeners. Marc Daniels has personally raised prominent 3x4 ft. four color "Weed Out Hate Day - A Judaic Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."signs, broadcasted and photographed by of the National and International Media at the Ferguson, MO. protests, the Berlin "Nie Wieder Judenhass" protest against Anti-Semitism, last September, Al Sharpton's December "Justice for All" March in Washington D.C., the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony at his Washington D.C. Memorial last January, and the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, March 8th. Teachers are encouraged to order flower seeds and music cds as soon as possible to ensure on time deliveries.