Monday, April 07, 2008

Ordinary People, Every Day

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
--Martin Luther King.

Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.
--Mohandas Gandhi

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
-- Kofi Annan

Let all people be healthy.
--Ethan James (my son, at 3 years old)

According to Tolerance.Org:


Every hour

someone commits a hate crime.

Every day
at least eight black people, three white people, three gay people, three Jewish people and one Latino person become hate crime victims.
Every week
a cross is burned.

All pieces are done in ink and acrylic on the pages of an old Social Psychology book.
Each individual has a key.
The sizes are approximately 7 x 10 inches.
Completed in 2008.

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