Peace Circle at the Field Museum on September 10, 2011
During the weekend surrounding September 11, Raven Foundation Founder Suzanne Ross participated in many commemorative events. This video captures the Peace Circle that was held after participants viewed the Field Museum 9/11 exhibition of newly released photographs shot by a photo-journalist and a police commander, 360 Ground Zero. The Peace Circle was held in a building constructed by the Maori people of New Zealand for their traditional process of peacefully encountering the stranger, a process called the Marae Encounter. This is the only structure of its kind outside of New Zealand. Many thanks to the museum’s Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology, John Terrell, Ph. D., for information about the structure and the Marae Encounter process.