What Will You Do For Peace?

© 2006 InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.
Faith Ringgold and I were commissioned by IRC to design and construct this "What Will you Do For Peace Quilt" inspired by the NYC youth that created the images published in a book by the same name.

Following the tragic events on September 11, 2001, the InterRelations Collaborative brought together young people from diverse communities across New York City to document their experiences on 9/11.

In their own words and images, they produced a remarkable book they called What Will You Do For Peace? Impact of 9/11 on New York City Youth calling for peace and understanding. Those same images were rpainted by the children and constructed into a quilt.

Faith Ringgold and I are grateful to be part of this project and were inspired to help the children and IRC to make a powerfly beautiful statement about peace with this quilt. For more information on this project go to “InterRelations Collaborative (IRC)”

The book is available on Amazon.


Faith said...You have done a wonderful job and I am so proud of you. There will be many more commissions to come. This is great. Everyone will love it. Can't wait till the kids see it at their New York preview. Faith

Barbara F. said...Grace, you've got this blogger thing down pat. And the 'Peace Quilt' that you and Faith have created is magnificent. Thanks for sending it to me. Barbara.

Anonymous said...
Grace: As usual, both you and Faith have outdone yourself. I am so proud of you and being part of your family. I love you very much.

Grace Yun says: The quilt's absolutely exquisite!

Thank you for putting your talents and energy into making the world a better place in such a beautiful way! Your work and the way you do it are wonderfully inspiring. May the seeds you plant here nourish many generations to come.
Diane Gage

The Peace Quilt's itinerary:

ACA Galleries
Faith Ringgold Benefit Exhibit
Anyone Can Fly Foundation
New York, New York
October 15, 2006

New York City Art Teachers Association
Annual Conference
Fiorello LaGuardia High School
New York, New York
October 28, 2006

Association for Asian American Studies
National Conference
The Grand Hyatt
New York, New York
April 4-8, 2007

Teachers College
Columbia University
Department of Curriculum & Teaching
New York, New York
April 18, 2007

International Festival of Arts & Ideas
National Endowment for the Arts Literacy Initiative
"The Big Read"
New Haven, Connecticut
June 9-10, 2007

Marymount Manhattan College
Network for Peace through Dialogue Conference
New York, New York
June 15-16, 2007

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
September 2007

Queens College
The City University of New York
Queens, New York
October-November 2007

Wagner College
Staten Island, New York
November 2008

Go to “InterRelations Collaborative (IRC)”
to reserve the quilt for your venue.

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