UPDATE FROM GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

This article was in “The Reflector”, Greenville’s wonderful newspaper:

International Day of Peace observed
http://www.reflector.com/news/peace-pole-quilt-display-international-observance-2658901

“East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design Youth Program displayed a peace pole and peace quilt at Sheppard Memorial Library on Sunday in observance of the International Day of Peace.
The Peace Pole Project, led by ECU’s Cynthia Bickley-Green, a professor of art education, and her colleagues and students at the School of Art and Design at ECU, were picked to represent the state and received a kit created by the Youth Art Peace Pole Project.
The kits allowed art classes to create a one-of-a-kind peace pole. Participants in ECU’s first STEM to STEAM camp, held July 21-25, helped choose words and paint letters that were affixed to the pole.
The campers considered ways that art and science can contribute to building a peaceful world. One side displays the word “peace” in Tuscarora, Spanish, French and English.
The Youth Art Peace Pole Project was started in 2011 at the World Peace Sanctuary in New York.
At the ceremony, ECU art education and youth program teachers and students spoke about the creation of the peace pole and about the peace symbol of the First Nations Wampum Belt at ECU and the peace quilt.
A family program was held in the children’s library following the ceremony.”

To see the North Carolina Youth Art Peace Pole, scroll on down.

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