Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Non-Violent Tune, In Three Languages

As part of our Be The Change Curriculum, Several Horizons School students decided to write this little jingle in response to not only the multiple wars/occupations our country is currently waging, but the trickle down effect these systems of violence and oppression have on our communities. When governments model violence as a means to solve conflict, extract natural resources, and force their will upon others, what's the cost to our communities?

I think it's really cool that the group that put the song together decided to do it in three different languages. Here's a few words from the writers of the song:

Zack: Violence seems to be on important issue not only in our country,but all around the world.
This cheery little tune sends a message of non-violence to all who hear it.

Sami: از جنگ چیزی حاصل نمی شود. جنگ را رها کن و بسوی صلح قدمبزن.
War is not the thing. Let go of the war and forward for peace.

Ahmed: हम दोस्त हो सकता है क्योंकि दोस्ती है दुनिया बनाता चाहिए.
We should be friends because friendship is what makes the world.

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