Yesterday at Robinson we celebrated the International Day of Peace, dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence. As part of yesterday’s activities, our students received a visit from Edna Vázquez Bonnet, the first Puerto Rican to be honored with the title of a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Vázquez Bonnet shared an inspiring speech about the history of the United Nations and the importance of human rights. She spoke about how these rights open the door for us to have the life that we dream of: a life with freedom of speech, religion, marriage, among so many other rights that democracy entails. She also talked about diversity and how we must have the initiative to be creative with the skills that we have. “We all learn in different ways and we are free to do something with it. After all, education is the way to peace and we must all do our part” said Vázquez Bonnet.
After our special visitor concluded her speech, our students created a human peace sign in our very own campus!
Special thanks to Rosangélica Acevedo and Gabriel English for a very special day! Enjoy the pictures!