The Radical Act of Knitting: Mothers Warm Hearts World-Wide
Calling all knitters for peace! Can a cozy inspire positive change? Can it do more than warm our bodies but also warm our hearts? Maybe not one cozy but perhaps 4,000 can. Individuals and groups all over the world in places like; Turkey, the United States, South Africa, Chile, France, and even people in my home town are knitting their way towards a 150' quilt to drape across the fence in front of the White House that promotes peace during CODEPINK's historic Mother's Day event and vigil.
Local knitter, Sierra Mohr said the message across the quilt will read "we will not raise our children to kill another mother's child" and is inspired by Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation. CODEPINK currently has 3,921 pink squares and 960 green ones and it's not too late to participate in the "radical act of knitting".
Quilt squares should be received by May 4th. Further iinstructions and information can be found at http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=4795.
See Jane Do is reporting on the CODEPINK event to capture the stories of everyday women doing extraordinary things to create peace and social justice. As I mentioned at our recent mixer and fundraiser, if we're to accomplish our mission of enhancing the planet and our communities through the voices and stories of women, then peace on our planet is necessary.
How will you create peace this Mother's Day? Share with us at SeeJaneDo@KVMR.org.