Building for Peace was a recognized club of the Brandeis  Student Union whose mission was to construct a peace monument on campus that would serve as a physical testament to the universality of peace and the diversity at the university. The club was comprised of the students of professor Gordon Fellman’s Sociology of Empowerment class. The Brandeis University Peace Monument was first dedicated in May 2002. It is located in the circular seating area by the student union and is surrounded by benches and a garden. In the very center of the monument is a mosaic of a dove — the international symbol of peace. Encircling the mosaic are tiles engraved with the word “peace” in the languages spoken at Brandeis. There are approximately 40 different language bricks. A peace vigil has been held  on the Peace Monument every Friday since January 2007.

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