Journal of
Stellar Peacemaking

©2007 Journal of Stellar Peacemaking
Vol. 2 No. 1, 2007

 
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Bygge Broer, Venskab Over Grænser

by Mie Bak Jakobsen

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Bygge Broer by Mie Bak Jakobsen

 

Bygge Broer -
Fedsbanner af Mie Bak Jakobsen, Kvinder for Fred, Aalborg

(Building Bridges -
Peace Banner by Mie Bak Jakobsen, Women for Peace, Aalborg [Denmark] )

 

Mie Bak Jakobsen was born in1933. She was a teacher in primary school and spare time artist between 1956-1993. Her education at the Art School in Aalborg, Denmark supported her full-time work in that field since 1994. She has by now had many local art exhibitions.

As a founding member of Women for Peace in Denmark, Mie was very active in that organization between 1980-1990.

During the 80s Danish Women for Peace organization created many beautiful ribbons inspired by the American Justin Merritt. See Merritt’s book The Ribbon- A Celebration of Life published in 1985 by Lark Books. 50 College Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Justin Merritt was in Denmark in 1990 and participated in a peace festival on Bornholm, where Mie gifted Merritt with two peace ribbons with the same theme as the ones displayed in this Journal of Stellar Peacemaking.

In Denmark the Women for Peace performed in street demonstrations and expeditions with our that artistic ribbons bound together. It was a colorful manifestation of the desire of, and the struggle for, a peaceful world without nuclear weapons and other madness through “Friendship Across Borders”, where one “Builds Bridges Over Our Divisions.” The latter phrase is also the title of Danish peace song.

 

Venskab Over Grænser by Mie Bak Jakobsen

 

Venskab Over Grænser -
Fedsbanner af Mie Bak Jakobsen, Kvinder for Fred, Aalborg

 

(Friendship Across Borders -
Peace Banner by Mie Bak Jakobsen, Women for Peace, Aalborg [Denmark])

These picturea used by permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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