Kennesaw State students and community gather for Stand Up for Peace event

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Music, speeches highlight attempt to break Guinness world record for largest human peace sign…

Georgia (Apr 2, 2012)

Music, speeches highlight attempt to break Guinness world record for largest human peace sign

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 31, 2012) — A crowd of about 2,000 Kennesaw State University students, faculty, staff and community members assembled on Saturday, March 31, in a Stand Up for Peace event on the Campus Green. Billed as a celebration of peace for all, speeches and live music performances – ranging from hip-hop to rock – highlighted the afternoon's unsuccessful attempt to break the record for the world’s largest human peace sign. The organizer of the KSU Peace Project, KSU student Jessie Blowers, said that although the effort fell far short of the goa,l she was pleased with the support for the topic of peace. Emmanuel Jal, Lost Boy of Sudan and international hip-hop artist performed along with the Atlanta band Finster and acoustic artist Sara Crawford.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit