A MESSAGE OF PEACE TO NORTH AND
On Sunday, May 4th, 37 American
men and women spelled out a message for worldwide harmony by forming
the word PEACE in the Korean language with their bodies. It happened as
part of the 11th May Day Festival at Stafford Lake, near Novato,
California. Baring Witness, the organization that has inspired Peace
spellings worldwide, was represented and organized by 73-year-old Donna
Sheehan, its founder.
In deference to Korean
sensibilities, the participants were not naked, as is normal for a
Baring Witness action, but clothed in red, for maximum visual impact
against the green hill on which they lay.
"We want to send a strong
message that most Americans want peaceful solutions to international
disagreements, as we know the citizens of North and South Korea do,"
She hopes this spelling of words
of peace in other languages who now fear the United States, will spread
"America has made so many
enemies recently, we hope this will begin the healing and will
encourage people from other countries to reciprocate. Government does
not represent the opinions of all the people, in any country."