Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SOY in Cougar Country

Tami and I were glad to be back at Crockett HS today with our SOY materials.  With a single lunch period, it was busy at the table, and it was great to talk with the students who came by to see the literature, try the stencil art, spin the peace wheel and find out what we were all about.  Thanks, Cougars!
As lunch begins (permission given to cover food drive banner since it was dated)

student stencil art - always great to see how colors are used

Student art in library - always impressive

Student art in library, detail

Hallway banner

Hallway banner -- makes us sad to think that young women have to worry about this

El Dia student art in display case

El Dia student art in display case

Dia de los Muertos student art in display case -- nice printing on fabric

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pull-ups for Peace at Travis HS

Today, Tami, Derrick and I had a SOY table at Travis HS.  In addition to the Peace Wheel of Fortune, the stenciling project and the literature, we brought the chin-up bar and invited students to do pull-ups for peace.  After all, peacemaking takes strength and courage!  Several students took us up on the invite, and I think the record for the day was 16 in a row.  That's PeaceStrong!
We appreciated talking with all students, teachers and other school staff who stopped by the table.

Derrick, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War after 12 years in the service

One of many folders stenciled by students today

A new stencil design added today

We added Malala to the peace wheel.  One student said he had learned about her in his world history class.

Often students think our things are for sale, so we want to reassure them that everything is free.

Award in display case
Flags of all military branches hang along school entrance

Banner in hallway
Photos in hallway opposite banner above
College and career center
Trophy in display case, JROTC shooting competition
JROTC drill team trophy in display case

Student self-portraits in entrance-way display case.  We are always impressed with the student art we see.
Student Self-portrait
Student Self-portrait