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Peace car cruises through Gambier

Peace car cruises through Gambier

Photo by Kristen Huffman

Independent peace activist Sara Kirschenbaum visited Kenyon on Tuesday in her peace car, wrapped with 17,085 polka dots, representing each weapon in the world’s nuclear stockpile. In the 1980s, Kirschenbaum participated in the anti-nuclear movement in Ohio alongside Erin Salva, the College’s director of student accessibility and support services.

“A lot of time went by and I felt like no one was talking about nuclear weapons,” Kirschenbaum said. “I think we are in as much danger as we were in … the ’80s, so I said, ‘I’m just going to do something about it.’”

The sentiment drove her to start the project “100 Letters for Peace.” On Dec. 31, 2014, Kirschenbaum committed to writing 100 letters to President Barack Obama encouraging nuclear disarmament; her polka dot car represents the 100th letter. Although Kirschenbaum was turned down by the president’s scheduling office, she is on her way to Washington, D.C. in hopes of finding a way to meet with him.


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