Peter Yarrow convocation and concert

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Date: March 15, 2013

Photographers: Jodi H. Beyeler and Alex Pletcher ’14

Legendary musician, songwriter and activist Peter Yarrow from “Peter, Paul and Mary” captivated the Goshen College campus on March 15 during convocation and an evening concert by singing a selection of his songs from the 1960s, inviting the crowd to sing along and sharing stories from his work with the Civil Rights Movement.

In addition to singing “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “If I Had a Hammer” for the crowd, Yarrow sang “Puff the Magic Dragon” and his song “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which is a plea to children to not call each other names, hurt each other or put each other down. “Bullying is an injustice and the antithesis is peace,” he said. He and his colleague Mark Weiss, director of education for Operation Respect, offer an anti-bullying message that advocates for interpersonal peace.