UCLA students dedicate campus Peace Pole-California-USA

January 23, 2009           

Showing solidarity in their commitment to peace within UCLA’s (University of California in Los Angeles) diverse campus community and throughout the world, UCLA students, along with Chancellor Gene Block, dedicated a “Peace Pole” at a campus ceremony at noon on Friday, Jan. 23rd. 

Students organized the dedication to show their collective support for peace and tolerance at a university that attracts students from diverse communities and nations around the world. Although several smaller universities in the United States have dedicated Peace Poles, UCLA will be the first prominent American University to do so.

In addition to brief remarks by Chancellor Block, Homaira Hosseini, president of UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council, and Ben Moore, the student who initiated the idea, students read the Peace Pole inscriptions in 14 languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Hindi, French, German and Japanese.