United Nations NYC Headquarters Field Trip


Students of the West Preparatory Academy of Harlem visiting the United Nation headquarters in midtown Manhattan, New York City. On the top picture, in front of The bronze sculpture of the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd better know as the Non-Violence, is of a giant Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. Reuterswärd made this sculpture after his friend, the singer and peace activist John Lennon, was shot dead in 1980 and Yoko Ono asked him to commemorate Lennon. Initially, the sculpture was placed in the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park, New York, across the street from where Lennon and Yoko lived.  In 1988, the Government of Luxembourg donated the bronze sculpture to the United Nations.

Last week’s massacre in Florida school shooting, the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in U.S. history, has inflamed a national debate about gun rights and prompted young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and across the United States to demand action for stricter firearms controls. These students are giving all their support to their peers from Florida.


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