BART Peace Wall is located in the Fruitvale (Oakland, CA)
Bay Area Rapid
station. It was created by 3,000 children ages
10-17, one-third African American, one-third Asian
American, and one-third Hispanic American. We began with
between five and fifteen hours of the Peace Empowerment
Process (PEP) for each class. The young people involved
had a chance to taste and savor the new ideas presented
to them; they could digest new ways of thinking and
acting, and build up their peace muscles and bones.
A dramatically beautiful wall emerged from their work, turning a vacuous modern interior space into an inspiring, breathtaking experience for everyone who enters the train station. The continuity and power
of the community is expressed in this living, breathtaking treasure.