To sign this petition to Charlottesville City Council, click here.
aside 1 square foot of space in a prominent public place, on the
Downtown Mall or in a park, where a peace pole can be erected.
peace pole is a popular means of expressing a desire for peace around
the world, including in the United States, where peace poles are found
in public plazas and parks in many locations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_pole
A peace pole can be purchased for $200 with "May Peace Prevail on Earth" written on four sides in four chosen languages: http://stores.bigwaterhosting.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=peacepoles&Category_Code=peace_poles
Charlottesville's monuments to wars, including the Native American genocide, the defense of slavery, and the slaughter of 3.8 million Vietnamese, dominate public space. Removing them would be ideal.
An easier method of quickly
displaying our city's support for peace would be to create a peace pole.
Charlottesville's city council has spoken up repeatedly over the years
for peace, for reduced military spending, for transition to peaceful
industries, and for a halt to particular wars. But a visitor to
Charlottesville cannot observe any of that anywhere on the landscape.
Charlottesville has four sister cities, and signs indicating them are visible in Charlottesville. But the motto of Sister Cities International, "Peace Through People," is nowhere to be found. There is no location set aside to celebrate these relationships, as there could be in combination with a peace pole.
Please send this petition to everyone you know in Charlottesville, Va.: http://bit.ly/cvillepeacepole
We will deliver the petition to Charlottesville City Council on a date to be set in future.
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