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Tufts' Patches for Peace Quilt: Exhibit poster

The poster advertising the

The background image used for the poster is the patch made by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and shows two figures reassembling a broken peace sign under the caption "Let's Put It Back Together". The poster reads:

The manner in which we react to violence defines us as individuals, communities, and nations. Norway emphasized social democracy, multi-cultural collaboration, and dialogue in their response to the assassination of social democratic youth activists and government employees in July 2011. In the US, the organization, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, turns shared grief into non-violent actions for peace and justice in order to break "the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism."

On September 11, students and staff gathering at Tufts' Hillel decided to create a 'Patches for Peace Quilt' in a shared vision of peace, collaboration, and community. Within less than two months, 88 student organizations and groups made the quilt in a tradition according to which individuals (historically mostly women) and groups have expressed their creativity, common needs and aspirations, or commemorated events and people.

From September 11 to October 11, the quilt will be on display at the campus center foyer. It is permanently preserved in the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University.

Please visit the online quilt map, http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/peacequilt.html, identifying which student organizations made which patches