Visions of Peace
AYS (At Your School)
Through a collaboration with Central Indiana¹s AYS (formerly At YourSchool) program, AFSC was able to create a youth mural with elementaryaged children participating in Camp AYS. The mural has become the onlycontribution to Windows and Mirrors from Indiana.The children visited the exhibit on its opening day and had conversationswith their counselors about war, violence and the people of Afghanistan.They then switched the conversation to peace and did drawings thatexpressed what made them feel at peace. Many of them drew pictures oftheir families or of colorful landscapes. Back at Camp, they completed amural together titled ³Visions of Peace² that represented their own uniqueviews for a future of peace. The piece was unveiled at the IndianaPeacebuilding fundraiser on June 16 and added to the display at EarthHouse. It has since been added to the national tour of Windows andMirrors. The counselors from Camp AYS were delighted at the opportunity toopen a dialogue about Afghanistan with the youth and the children wereexcited to have their artwork added to a nationally touring art exhibit.