SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University students gathered on campus at noon Friday, Sept. 21 to form make a human peace sign to help celebrate the International Day of Peace.
The event symbolized Gonzaga’s unwavering support of peace and justice around the world, and was part of the Gonzaga Student Body Association’s “Peace Week” activities, which included several peace-themed events.
The students made the formation on the grass field directly north of the Herak Center for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The GSBA noted the following regarding the human peace sign:
“It is stated in our mission that at Gonzaga University ‘We also believe that a knowledge of traditions and cultures different from our own draws us closer to the human family of which we are a part and makes us more aware of both thepossibilities and limitations of our own heritage.’ By standing together as a Jesuit university and uniting as one, we make a statement that Gonzaga is open to cultural peace and justice and willing to stand against the harms inflicted when the world cannot co-exist.”