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SAN FRANCISCO, California – On Friday evening, September 21, the
International Day of Peace, while Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
hosted a private fundraiser in Hillsborough, barring media access,
hundreds of Bay Area residents gathered during rush hour for a lively
flashmob meditation and yoga action in San Francisco's Union Square.
The action, organized by BeThePeace and Dancing Without Borders, created
a heart-shaped aerial image which was photographed from a building 36
This action was part of over 200+ organized "MedMob" events that
happened on the International Day of Peace across all continents,
coordinated by BeThePeace. This initiative was an opportunity for world
cultures to connect to invoke peace on earth, a simple, yet powerful
act in a time of deep turmoil.
"Why meditate in community? When we sit together and listen deeply,
we create the spaciousness within that's needed to access inner-wisdom
and remember who we really are. This is key to create a life-sustaining
future," said flashmob organizer Magalie Bonneau-Marcil, founder of
Dancing Without Borders.
"The outbreak of violence and protest in the Middle East should
serve as a wake-up call for Americans to examine the impact of our
society's racism, and turn within to shift consciousness," said Rae
Abileah, co-director of CODEPINK. "Inspired by the Arab Spring and
Occupy Wall Street, we need to continue to build nonviolent, thoughtful
people-powered uprisings for peace and justice across the world."
The International Day of Peace was sanctioned by the UN in 1981,
inspired by a collaboration between the Culture of Peace Initiative and
Peace One Day.
The action was coordinated by Dancing Without Borders and
cosponsored by CODEPINK Women for Peace, MedMob, SF Chapter of National
Organization of Women, Yoga Tree (who led the yoga),
EarthDance, Elevate, A-List, Harmony Festival, & Earthday SF.
More info about the global day of action can be found at: www.BeThePeace.com/SF