It was imperative to me that A Chance for Peace be screened in an open public space, for free. This way anyone walking by had the opportunity to see their own history presented to them as a mirror, but not the story on the news of violence and terror. Here, they got to see the tragedies of the past and the grassroots peace efforts they never heard of. The hope was that they’d begin building bridges to peace now, before history repeats.
“Human beings are human beings. Despite our small differences, there is nothing that is so different that it should be divisive. Relationships are what are most important. People need people.”
"... in the end, love, home, and happiness cannot be measured by what’s around you, but by who’s around you."
I wanted to know what pain people felt in this part of the world. I wanted to know what it meant to fight for your life. Now, I’ve come closer to having an understanding of that struggle.
"When we walk away I thank Sister Freda and she says, 'Thank you, I believe you were meant to be here to share these stories.'”
The human quality of selflessness, strength, and generosity I’ve witnessed here brings me to tears. And yet so many people are afraid to come here.
"This isn’t just some horrible place where only the truly unfortunate live. This is where people survive."
"Never has the word 'good' meant so much to me, coming from a boy who has such a unique, albeit tragic, perspective to know what good really is."
The people and places bare resemblance to my first experience in Kenya. But I know that there is still so much to learn.