Canada House of Commons Speaker Gilbert Parent and his wife accept a Peace Poem scroll from Peace Poem Coordinator Melinda Gohn during the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan.17, 2000.
Youths and Benny King, Hawaii president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, add their lines to the Peace Poem during the King observance at Kapiolani Park on Oahu.
Japan students at Kobe Kaisei Girl's High School give the peace sign as a greeting. They, along with a number of classes in the school, sent Peace Poem Scrolls. Children at Lihikai Elementary School in Kahului, Maui sent scrolls of peace poetry from 17 classes, with the theme, "Peace through the eyes of children." These students were from Ms. Rosa Stone's class.
French newswoman Leanne Curtis reports on the Peace Poem Project for Channel Jimmie in Paris, France. The "Chroniques Pacifiques" was aired in the summer of 1998.