Thank you to Heights Libraries
To the Editor:
I'm a Cleveland Heights native, and I just wanted to say thank you to Heights Libraries for acquiring and preserving the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus.
The P.E.A.C.E. Campus is dear to my heart. In 1976 my mother, Ro Eugene, started a "Coventry Kids for PEACE" movement in the wake of disturbing bullying incidents at the school. Parents and kids had several meetings together, and made a plan to be nicer and more accepting of each other. It worked.
I'd like to think that movement was the predecessor of the P.E.A.C.E. park, but in any case, peace has been an inspiring energy there for decades.
Acceptance of diversity is just one of the many forms that peace takes in Cleveland Heights, and one of the many characteristics that make it a special, livable and lovable community. The P.E.A.C.E. park is a living symbol of all of that—many thanks to everyone at Heights Libraries for preserving it.