Poetic Ramblings and Spectrum partnered together to invite all teachers and students to participate in the creation of Rainbow Peace flags. Simultaneously celebrating diversity and acknowledging human connection, the rainbow peace flag symbolizes inclusiveness and represents peaceful dialogue over violence. Students and teachers came together to decorate a flag for each classroom. The event was well attended and the vibe was full of positivity and love.
This event was our response to Natick, Massachusetts' mission, which was to give away Peace flags free to all residents to hang outside of their houses. You can find out more information about the Natick Peace Flag Project here.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Shannon Janovitz & Ms. Callie Graham and Poetic Ramblings, who had this wonderful idea and brought it to life. Also, thank you to Spectrum and our co-advisor Emily Bularzik who helped to plan and facilitate this excellent event.
"The rainbow peace flag is displayed throughout the world as a sign of diversity and inclusiveness. Now more than ever, it is important that we spread our message: to extend kindness and caring across national borders, with love that includes people of all sexualities, genders, abilities, religions, races, ages, and cultures, and to condemn acts of violence and hatred, embracing peaceful dialogue instead."
I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.