“Please use your freedom to promote ours.”
Aung San Suu Kyi

 

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.”
Hannah Ardent

“We’ve got to take back the ideal of justice, we’ve got to take back this principle of human dignity. We’ve got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we’ve got to say: look, we’re all in this together. We are human beings.”
David Kaczynski

“You’ve got to make up your mind, you’ve got to make up your mind…”  Students in the Global Youth Village Arts and Human Rights workshop learned that peace, justice and tolerance needs to be conscious decision.  Presented with three quotes as inspiration, student split into smaller groups, depending on which quote most spoke to them.  Working together in groups that crossed culture, musical traditions and languages, students composed short songs – including lyrics, melody and harmony.

Maddie works on pairing guitar chords to the lyrics of her song during a group songwriting session of the Arts and Human Rights workshop

Maddie works on pairing guitar chords to the lyrics of her song during a group songwriting session of the Arts and Human Rights workshop

Here is their final creation:

 Make Up Your Mind

 

“More peace in the world can create a haven for everyone” – “Make Up Your Mind”, by GYV Arts and Human Rights students

 “Take it back, to principles, dignity, serenity, humanity, all the principles we once shared and all people once cared.  Take it back, take it back, take it back to the start when people thought and acted from the heart.”

– “Make Up Your Mind”, by GYV Arts and Human Rights students

 

 

 

 

 

 

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